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Iran’s Requirement for Internet Users to Verify Their Identity Would Further Erode Privacy Rights

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CHRI - Ongoing announcements by Iranian officials that every citizen in the country will soon be required to verify their identity to use the internet indicates that the state is moving towards further eroding individual privacy rights.

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IRGC Hackers Target Iranian Journalists Based Abroad With Malware Campaign

CyberArmy
CHRI -
 Unsophisticated Malware Exposes Mac Vulnerabilities

Hackers working for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) targeted journalists based abroad with a malware campaign launched on November 6, 2017.


An investigation by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) showed that the malware, targeting Mac computer users, was sent in a ZIP file claiming to include an "article about women's rights." Upon being opened, the file released the malware onto the victim's computer.

Malware is a computer program that runs spyware with the aim of collecting information or eavesdropping on the victim after it is installed on a computer or mobile phone. Malware attacks are heavily used in Iran to monitor, take control of, or block

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Iranian Officials Increase Pressure on Telegram App to Comply With Censorship Policies

Telegram
CHRI -
 Iranian Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has vowed to block "anti-revolutionary channels" on the Telegram messaging application after the popular Amad News channel reported that a state official's daughter was arrested for spying.


The Amad News channel on the Telegram messaging application."We are seriously seeking to derail channels that oppose the state," said Jahromi, a former intelligence official, on October 8, 2017.

Iranian officials often threaten to block

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UK firm to invest 1.8 billion Euros in building cancer centers in Iran

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PayvandNews - 
International Hospitals Group (IHG), a UK-based healthcare services company, has signed a memorandum of understanding worth 1.8 billion Euros with Iran to finance the construction of a network of cancer centers in the country, Iran's ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, said.



International Hospitals Group (IHG)

"The British major company (IHG) signed today an MOU to finance construction of a network of cancer centers in Iran," Baeidinejad wrote on his Twitter account

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Keeping the competition out: Iran startups thrive despite sanctionsKeeping the competition out: Iran startups thrive despite sanctions

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Reuters -
 Low on cash but high on hope, Iran’s technology entrepreneurs are learning to live with revived hostility in the United States and growing suspicion - or worse - from hardliners at home.


Their startups and e-commerce apps are flourishing, driven by government infrastructure support and young Iranians educated both in the country and abroad. Some are even drawing foreign investment in a way that Iran’s dominant oil industry has yet to achieve since most

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