الخميس، يونيو 25، 2009

Tools of the Internet Revolution in Iran


On Looking Deeper, Or, Things About Iran You Might Not Know


by fake consultant

Published at : Daily Kos



Tue Jun 23, 2009 at 08:48:19 PM PDT


It has been an amazing week in Iran, and you are no doubt seeing images that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago.


For most of us, Iran has been a country about which we know very little...which, obviously, makes it tough to put the limited news we're getting into a proper context.


The goal of today's conversation is to give you a bit more of an "insider look" at today's news; and to do that we'll describe some of the risks Iranian bloggers face as they go about their business, we'll meet a blogging Iranian cleric, we'll address the issue of what tools the Iranians use for Internet censorship and the companies that could potentially be helping it along, and then we'll examine Internet traffic patterns into and out of Iran.


Finally, a few words about, of all things, how certain computer games might be useful as tools of revolution.


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