Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today)

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http://techcrunch.com – It seems that the Iranian government is working to take even tighter control of the country’s already heavily-censored version of the Internet. The government said that it’s going to launch its own domestic Internet, and that the system will be fully operational by March 2013, according to Reuters and others (who, in turn, seem to be basing their reports on the Iranian media). It’s not clear whether all access to sites outside of Iran will be blocked once the domestic system is live. Cybersecurity is the official reason for the growing online restrictions (sites like YouTube (IT news)