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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus