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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


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


Twitter and Facebook alive again in Iran?

According to the Washington Post, the two social networks, largely dark in Iran since 2009, are once again available to some users.

By September 16, 2013


Londoner's stolen laptop traced to Iran, given to family

Man has laptop stolen and tracks it to Iran. After publicising the theft on the Internet, he lets them keep it.

By April 15, 2013


Iran cuts off 'illegal' VPN workaround to Internet filters

Government blocks use of popular tool used by many Iranians to circumvent Internet restrictions and mask their activities.

By March 10, 2013


Man traces stolen laptop to Iran, blogs photos of new owners

A stolen MacBook apparently goes on an epic journey from London to Iran, sending back goofy images of the new owners to the theft victim. A riveting story, unless it's a publicity stunt.

By April 11, 2013


New Iran threat: Slow-moving humanoid robots

Are Iran's Asimo-like humanoid robots more dangerous than Asimo himself? Only if they can climb stairs without falling over and crashing.

By July 6, 2010


Gmail blocked in Iran ahead of protests?

Gmail users in Iran report problems as The Wall Street Journal reports that Iranian government says it will shut down Gmail. Text messages and Internet speeds appear affected too.

By February 10, 2010