Via: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (both US government run radio broadcast networks)
In recent days, with Iranians taking to the streets to protest against the government, the country’s Islamic authorities have boosted their censorship efforts in a bid to crush opposition activity online.
This is where Anonymous and its “Operation: Iran” come in.
The collective is providing users with special advice forums and tools to fight the Iranian government’s censorship. The group has also encouraged Iranian users to use distributed-denial-of-service attacks (DDOS) in order to take down key government websites like khamenei.ir, the website of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, as well as leader.ir and president.ir.
The article includes an interview with Arash
Arash is a hacker who works with Anonymous to fight government censorship and cybercontrol in his native Iran.
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It is fascinating how the group Anonymous is lauded by the US government for it’s support for Iranian protestors and condemned by them for their support of wikileaks. I understand that Visa, MasterCard and Bank of America are not on par with the Iranian government, however more critical analysis needs to be done to see what similarities exist in these disparate targets. Iranian governmental institutions and western financial institutions are both tools used by those in control, neither are accountable to the people they control.
What does democracy mean to you?