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(News Daily)   Iran to provide email addresses to all citizens in what's called an attempt to regulate Internet use, hopefully by publicly beheading spammers   (newsdaily.com) divider line 22
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2013-07-08 02:07:02 PM
Send them all our AOL CD's.
 
2013-07-08 02:10:11 PM
Why do this? Just hire a small army of developers to "do the needful" and in only 4 weeks (one iteration) you too can have the same illegal eavesdropping capability that the NSA has.

I learned that from a project manager who knows everything and offshore development was the obvious solution to it all.
 
2013-07-08 02:10:13 PM
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2013-07-08 02:11:06 PM
www.bofhcam.org
 
2013-07-08 02:11:08 PM

Void_Beavis: I learned that from a project manager who knows everything and offshore development was the obvious solution to it all.


Having the monkey walking around with little shockey stick helps too.
 
2013-07-08 02:21:31 PM

StaleCoffee: Send them all our AOL CD's.


I have about 1,000 of them for an art project.
 
2013-07-08 02:28:25 PM
Honestly I'll accept the continued spam if it means they are free enough to not have the gov't running citizens emails.
 
2013-07-08 02:30:13 PM
I assume they'll append a number to the end of all the Mohammed'?

/mohammed1952982.post.ir
 
2013-07-08 02:31:18 PM
if they behead spammers, that will be at least one they do correctly
 
2013-07-08 02:35:18 PM
at least one  thing they do correctly

/face palm
//obviously I wasn't doing things correctly
 
2013-07-08 02:38:51 PM
If you dont have anything to hide, who cares, right?
 
2013-07-08 02:43:38 PM
Stoneing spammers may not be the best popup blocker but it makes me smile.
 
2013-07-08 03:12:50 PM
I encourage all spammers to perform self- immolation, in public, now!!
 
2013-07-08 03:15:16 PM
The email addresses, using the "mail.post.ir" domain, will help maintain citizens' privacy, [Communications Minister Nami] said.


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2013-07-08 03:57:43 PM
LOL! Even a kid can smell this bullshiat from miles away!
 
2013-07-08 04:08:21 PM
I've read this before. Creating files on citizens ... oh yes. It's called Obamacare.
 
2013-07-08 04:39:37 PM

StaleCoffee: Send them all our AOL CD's.


Done in one, you ignorant infidels.
 
2013-07-08 04:51:02 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I've read this before. Creating files on citizens ... oh yes. It's called Obamacare.


Except that (by itself) doesn't track each and every communication said citizen may send to anyone around the world, and is ostensibly protected by doctor/patient confidentiality...
 
2013-07-08 07:12:13 PM

ladyfortuna: Clemkadidlefark: I've read this before. Creating files on citizens ... oh yes. It's called Obamacare.

Except that (by itself) doesn't track each and every communication said citizen may send to anyone around the world, and is ostensibly protected by doctor/patient confidentiality...


Oh, I guess you didn't read the whole Act.
 
2013-07-08 07:29:58 PM

StaleCoffee: Send them all our AOL CD's.


I keep finding them.  I don't know how after all the times I've move in my life, but I still keep finding them.
 
2013-07-08 07:48:32 PM
Not stated:  This also gives them a convenient excuse to pretty much block all connections to mail providers outside of .ir (including--notably--Gmail and other free webmail providers that have been used as pseudonymous mail accounts from outside Iran as well as email accounts issued by cell providers operating in Iran...both of which were used during the attempted Green Revolution and are still used by those remnants of it within Iran).

Also...Iran, relatively speaking, is actually a pretty negligible source of spam and email filtering by domain is probably not sufficient to stop it; the actual largest sources of spam nowadays tend to be either zombied computers (which pretty much exist anywhere reasonable broadband connectivity exists--Brazilian ISPs actually are starting to become a bit problematic in this regard), Chinese ISPs (which are notoriously unresponsive to complaints and which may be actively working with overseas spammers in many cases) and RBN-associated spam (ultimately originating in Russia and Ukraine and spread via zombied boxes worldwide).  I've actually seen more attempted spam from Saudi Arabia (via zombied boxes at universities) than Iran, to be honest.  Also, whilst email spamming is still a severe problem, a big change in focus (in the past few years) of the known spamfarms has been targeting social networking and web forums, particularly insecure phpBB-based web blog software (the real new hotness seems to be Wordpress compromises for purposes of turning those into malware delivery sites and spam-spewers).

This smells far less of "spam control" and far more of "a possibly unprecedented attempt to essentially create an intranet for email traffic in a country where out-of-country email routing previously existed".  (North Korea also operates as an intranet, but there essentially has never been true Internet connectivity in Best Korea anyways--even the cell providers are only allowed to provide data services to the national intranet, and reportedly the only true Internet connectivity in the country exists for top party leaders through an ISP in Japan, possibly the same Japanese ISP that hosts the official websites for North Korea's government and propoganda agencies...no, not even the official website for North Korea's news agency is hosted in North Korea.  Iran, on the other hand, HAS had Internet service for quite some time; IRnic has been around since 1994, about as long as .ru has been in existence).
 
2013-07-09 02:57:26 AM

Clemkadidlefark: ladyfortuna: Clemkadidlefark: I've read this before. Creating files on citizens ... oh yes. It's called Obamacare.

Except that (by itself) doesn't track each and every communication said citizen may send to anyone around the world, and is ostensibly protected by doctor/patient confidentiality...

Oh, I guess you didn't read the whole Act.


Show me the specific part where it says that, because I kinda think the various sites I follow would have mentioned it by now otherwise.
 
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