Iran Blocks Gmail and Google, Prepares for Local Internet System
Iran has always been very strict when it comes to Internet and related service. After banning popular Internet services inside the country, they made it pretty clear that they don’t like the way things going on the Internet. Just a couple of months ago, Iran also mentioned about plans to permanently cut off the Internet connectivity from the country to invent their own Internet system. And now, taking a massive step forward to this so called domestic Internet service, Iranian government has blocked Google and Gmail throughout the country.
According to Reuters, this has happened as a result of the ongoing Islamic outrage around the world regarding an anti-Islamic film. Iran has decided to block Google because this film was posted on the Google’s YouTube website.
Although, Iran already had plans to block these popular websites to stop the increasing online protests against the government. And they took this opportunity as a way to stop the most popular services on the Internet, getting closer to controlling the Internet freedom of the Iranian people.
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