Iran Unblocks Access to Gmail, But Promises Own Services

At the end of Monday (1), the government of Iran has decided to disable the lock set to Gmail last week of last month. The change in attitude was clear: according to a member of the Iranian ministry of telecommunications, blocking the service email from Google was a consequence of “involuntary YouTube censorship attempt”, which by the way is still blocked.

Access to Gmail was released in its two forms, the HTTPS secure connection and also via HTTP – the second option was for a long time, accessible only to Internet users in the country but as it was not safe, the chances that they were monitored were high. And even with the release, the government maintains its position that it will create its own internet for country users, completely disconnected from the rest of the internet.

Also, just before unlocking Gmail, the government also announced plans to create local alternatives to services search and Google mail. They are respectively called Fakhr search engine (which means pride) and Fajr email service (meaning dawn). The launch of these services has no date to happen, but the country’s own internet should come into operation until March next year.

Gmail was blocked since the September 24, while YouTube suffers censorship in the country since mid-2009.

 

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