Videogames a Way to Avoid Iran's Web Censors?

Iranian protesters looking for unblocked avenues on the Internet might consider World of Warcraft.

Network-security firm Arbor Networks says it has a rough sketch of how the government’s firewall works and that it appears to be selectively blocking Internet applications, particularly online video and email.

In the report, Craig Labovitz includes a graph showing a big uptick in Web video traffic prior to the election — “presumably reflecting high levels of Iranian interest in outside news sources,” — which stops around 6 p.m. Saturday in Tehran “and unlike the Web, never returns to pre-election levels,” he writes.

Email fared similarly, though the data indicates that outgoing messages may have been blocked even before the election was complete.

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