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What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE

David Kline Contributor David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor Where human intelligence outperforms AI A new (old) way for product mak

Telegram blocked in Iran as the government orders telecoms to cut off access

As Moscow erupts in protests over its own ban, Iran’s judiciary has just ordered the nation’s telecommunications providers to block Telegram . According to the Wall Street Journal, Iran&#8

The DOJ is investigating potential Huawei violations of Iran sanctions

Another shoe, so to speak, may be about to drop for Huawei. According to new reporting from The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department has been investigating a potential violation of U.S. sanctio

Crunch Report | Telegram and Instagram Are Being Restricted in Iran

Amazon Prime shipped 5 billion Items in 2017, SuperMeat gets $3 million in funding and Telegram and Instagram are being restricted in Iran. All this on Crunch Report.

Telegram and Instagram being restricted in Iran

Messaging app Telegram and Facebook-owned social sharing platform Instagram appear to be being blocked in Iran.

US charges Iranian hacker for stealing unaired episodes of hit HBO shows

While it didn't dampen enthusiasm for everyone's favorite dragon-oriented political drama, HBO certainly wasn't happy when the major twists from the seventh season of its hottest show popped up online

Tutoring startup Toot launches into twin policy storms around education and immigration

Earlier this week, as President Donald Trump was readying his second attempt to block immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, two entrepreneurs — a refugee from Iran and the daughter of

With a €20 million Series A Snapp opens up ride-sharing in Iran

Elmira Bayrasli Contributor Elmira Bayrasli is the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and the author of From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places. More posts

Line’s beauty and fashion portal rolls out its Persian carpet

Benita, a portal designed to deliver the latest news on fashion, beauty and lifestyle, debuted in Iran this May. The portal will offer daily content produced by a team of local Iranian staff writers a

Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers

Companies behind popular messaging apps have a year to move all the data they have on Iranian users onto servers in Iran, according to Reuters. This raises concerns about privacy. The Iranian governme

As sanctions lift, Western companies can meet a thriving Iranian e-commerce industry

Despite the perceptions from many outside of the country, Iranians haven’t been twiddling their thumbs, waiting idly all these years for sanctions relief. The country has long since accustomed itsel

The State of Digital In Iran

I don’t think anyone really understands the depth of digital upheaval Iran has experienced in the past few years. Social media and e-commerce consumption have both gone topsy-turvy in parallel to an

A First Look At Mobile Gamers In Iran

Here’s a fresh profile of the Iranian mobile games scene that’ll provide some useful insights to developers and publishers interested in this otherwise foggy market. We gathered the data via a sur

A Call To Arms Against McCarthy 2.0

This week, I learned that HR-158 has Obama’s support, has cleared the House of Representatives with a whopping 407-19 majority, and is on track to be passed by the Senate within days. While the bill

Report: Iran Developing System To ID Any Internet User

The government of Iran is no stranger to using its power to restrict Internet freedoms in its country, blocking millions of websites when they have run counter to religious or political beliefs. Now

Iranian Users Petition Microsoft For Greater Windows Support

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system preview has attracted more than 1 million testers to date, and tens upon tens of thousands of votes on its user forums. Curiosuly, one dominating theme ha

Android Developers Can Now Use Google’s Play Store To Distribute Their Free Apps In Iran

Google today announced that Android developers can now make their free apps available in Iran, one of the few countries where app downloads through Google’s store were completely unavailable unt

Google Says It’s Seeing A Significant Jump In Phishing Attempts In Iran Ahead Of Elections

Google says it's seeing a massive increase in email-based phishing campaigns that originate within Iran and target Iranian users. These attacks, Google says, started about three weeks ago and the comp

Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today)

It seems that the Iranian government is working to take even tighter control of the country's already heavily-censored version of the Internet. The government said that it's going to launch its own

Google Urges Iranian Users To Re-Secure Gmail Accounts After Attacks

Google is advising users in Iran to take specific steps in order to re-secure their Gmail accounts after last week's reveal of the man-in-the-middle attacks that targeted Iranian users. The attackers
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