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Iran to Move Citizens to Domestic Internet Network, Snips Access to Google

In what the country characterizes as a bid to increase domestic cybersecurity, the Iranian government plans to switch its Web-connected population over to a domestic Internet infrastructure. This is seen by many nongovernmental Iranian activists as the first step toward an Iran-only Web with the freedom to shut off online access to the rest of the international Web. As first reported by Reuters, the government is already showing its willingness to censor; as of Sunday, Iranians will no longer have access to Google search or the Gmail service.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald