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Week in review: Twittering for Tehran

Protesters usurp attempts to suppress news of a voter revolution, while the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 3.0 OS make their debut. Also: Google's digital books.

By June 19, 2009


Iran to Google: Fix your map, or we'll sue

Google has removed the tag identifying the Persian Gulf from its popular mapping service, angering the Iranian government. Tehran says it will sue the search giant.

By May 17, 2012


Iran to ban Samsung over explosive Israeli cable ad?

Tehran is reportedly rather upset about a commercial in which a Mossad agent's Samsung tablet is instrumental in accidentally blowing up an Iranian uranium enrichment plant.

By February 3, 2012


Q&A: Tiversa co-founder talks about P2P leak

Company CEO, Sam Hopkins, on how government blueprints and avionics for President Obama's helicopter wound up at an IP address in Tehran.

By March 1, 2009


Twitterverse working to confuse Iranian censors

Twitter users are changing profile settings to appear as if they live in Tehran in a bid to overwhelm censors looking for locals using the service to spread protest news.

By June 16, 2009


Report: HP printers a hit in Iran

Despite a trade ban, a third party is selling Hewlett-Packard's products in cities such as Tehran. According to The Boston Globe, that could be a violation of the law.

By December 29, 2008


Iran Internet access down pre-protests, report says

Two days in advance of Student Day, which marks the 1953 killing of students by Iranian police, the AFP reports that Internet access in Tehran is largely down due to "a decision by the authorities."

By December 5, 2009


How Microsoft's Cortana came by its human touch

Microsoft's Sogol Malekzadeh talks about her journey from artist in Iran to designer who helped create Windows Phone's marquee virtual assistant.

By July 21, 2014


'Neda' four years later and other viral moments

In the last four years, there has been no shortage of extraordinary moments that captured people's attention.

By June 14, 2013


Iran's cyberwarfare czar is allegedly assassinated

As the Middle East country beefs up its cyberforces, Mojtaba Ahmadi, the head of its Cyber War Headquarters, is said to be found with two bullet wounds near his heart.

By October 2, 2013