Iran election fracas stirs cyberattacks, Twitter users

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Iran's leaders fight Internet; Internet wins (so far)
Iran's government in recent days has tried to cut off Internet access for most of its election protestors by shutting down routers at the nation's perimeters, ripping satellite dishes off roofs, cutting cables and turning off telephone switching networks. Iran, in effect, has declared cyberwar on itself. And it doesn't appear to be winning the fight because of the resilience of a communications grid originally designed to be both resilient and pervasive. Continue...

Twitter becomes a lifeline to an Iran in turmoil
Iranians Twitter to the world, bypassing government blocked communication avenues. Continue...

Iran Protests: Tech Tools at Work
As political tensions increase in Iran, online communities are ramping up their opposition efforts. The Iranian government continues to restrict access to the Web, but many opposition supporters are still able to share news and information online. Continue...

With Iran all a-Twitter, service maintenance pushed back
Network maintenance that would have put Twitter offline for as long as 90 minutes late Monday has been postponed due to the importance the microblogging service is currently playing in Iran. Continue...

With unrest in Iran, cyber-attacks begin
An apparently ad-hoc cyber protest against the results of recent Iranian elections has knocked key Web sites off-line. Continue...

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