New approach to filtering internet

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Publish Date: 10:59 - 18 July 2013
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Tehran, YJC. Cyberspace Council says that an identification process is going to be required for users to connect to the internet in order to decide how their connections will be filtered.
Secretary of the Cyberspace Supreme Council said that a plan has been proposed to further organize the way users in Iran connect to the internet.

Mehdi Akhavan Behabadi said in a news conference on Wednesday that with the new plan, users will need to identify themselves in order to be able to connect to the internet "so that the filtering services could be offered in a more classified way.”

The classifications will consider age and occupational characteristics, he stated.

"For example,” he added "the access level for a researcher or a businessman must be different from that of an adolescent or a student. The executive aspects of the plan are currently under investigation in the National Center for the Cyberspace.”

Akhavan also pointed to various projects mentioned by officials and said "Projects such as ‘The Clean Internet’ and ‘The Islamic Google Earth’ have not been considered in the Supreme Council on Cyberspace. The Islamic Google Earth was mentioned by the Minister of Communications, but so far no plan has been offered for it. Naturally we could talk about the issue only after official correspondences are being made.

He also pointed out that the first operator for "cyber health” is going to be operational and said that further certificates will be issued for similar services.

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