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[Techeye] Iran will lop off your VPN for network adultery

The Iranian government has worked out a way to cut off those people who used VPNs to bypass the countries ludicrous censorship laws.

Many Iranians use proxy servers over virtual private networks to circumvent government restrictions and mask their activities. Officials claim they have blocked use of the "illegal" tool by closing down "illegal VPN ports" in the country. [...]

It is not clear how much of this is possible as we suspect that there will be opposition groups that will work their way around any technology that the Iranians can throw at them. What is more likely is that the control of VPNs has less to do with controlling dissidents but more about forcing companies to buy government backed products. [...]

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