Reports from Iran indicate that proxies are no longer effective for Iranian internet users to circumvent web censorship.
ITIran reports that the Siphon proxy as well as Kerio and open VPN are no longer effective against the Iranian state’s efforts to block websites. The report also adds that internet speed has fallen sharply, restricting user access to most sites.
The spokesman for the Association of Computer Systems announced that Iran will soon cut itself off from the worldwide web.
Payam Karbasi has reportedly told the Roozegar daily: “The National Internet (Intranet) will soon be launched in Iran, which means Iran will cut itself off from the World Wide Web.”
Others have suggested that the internet interference may be connected to the lead up to the presidential elections in June.