Iran Imposes Ban on Gmail

Residents have been warned to avoid joining anti-government protests from Thursday and forces have been placed across Tehran. February 11 is Iranian Revolution Anniversary and plans are made to protest against June’s election fraud.

As part of the government plan maybe but citizens have faced problems with Internet and Text messages even though phones worked properly.

GmailEarlier today telecommunication agency of Iran imposed a “PERMANENT BAN” on Google’s webmail service GMAIL. A national service has been promised instead. No justifications have been made on why Gmail has been banned or how it could have disturbed law and order in Iran.

Iran’s telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.’s email services, saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out. It wasn’t clear late Wednesday what effect the order had on Google’s email services in Iran.

Iranian Citizens use networks run by western to communicate during elections and protests so that might the reason Gmail has been blocked but that doesn’t make any sense.

Satellite dishes from residential rooftops have been taken into possession by the authorities The Wall Street Journal says. Mobile Phones from some people have been searched and taken by police in some cases as well.

Google is yet to comment about the situation

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