Iran plans own Google, Gmail

2012-09-30 12:05

Tehran - An Iranian official says Tehran plans to create its own search engine and email service to replace Google and its Gmail email service, even as it weights lifting a ban on Gmail enacted in response to an anti-Islam film.

Sunday reports by Iranian newspapers including the independent Aftab daily quote Deputy Telecommunications Minister Ali Hakim Javadi as saying he hoped to launch the Fakhr search engine and Fajr email in the near future.

Hakim Javadi said authorities are discussing lifting the ban on Gmail imposed by an Iranian court in response to the posting of the film on YouTube, which is owned by Google.

Google's search engine service is still available.

Tehran has long promised to launch its own "clean" and "national" version of the internet to curb Western influence.

  • tabib.asnan.3 - 2012-09-30 17:00

    Why are you atheists so angry. We repect your dogmatic religion(Darwinism), why cant you respect ours? Further all scientific data obtained from embryology, genetics, biochemistry, statistics, and mathematics invalidates the THEORY of evolution.

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-30 17:56

      From your comment I assume you are of the Muslim faith. So why do you use drugs or is this irrelevant comment just a manifestation of your total lack of comprehension of the English language? What does Darwinism have to do with "Iran plan(ning) own Google, Gmail"? Further your comment: "Further all scientific data obtained from embryology, genetics, biochemistry, statistics, and mathematics invalidates the THEORY of evolution" must be true because you said it, correct? Or are you just a little common, garden variety, stupid, attention seeking anal fixated TROLL?

      eddy.deepfield - 2012-09-30 17:59

      tabib - the internet will set you free. Iran wants to control the flow of information that exposes Islam and all gods as false. I have a Muslim friend who likes to brag that the Koran doesn't have all the errors and contradictions that the Bible has. I tell him they exist, but just don't get brought up often because mentioning them in many Muslim countries will either get you imprisoned by the government or lynched by a mob. The Christian world used to be like that but thankfully that's changed over time.

      eddy.deepfield - 2012-09-30 18:00

      tabib - ust like Africa is behind the times Muslims are also behind the times. Only when you learn to examine your faith will you be set free. Start with this book and see the review of it below: Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion. They are extremely guarded about their religion, and what they consider blasphemous acts by sceptical Muslims and non-Muslims alike has only served to pique the world's curiosity. This critical examination reveals an unflattering picture of the faith and its practitioners. Nevertheless, it is the truth, something that has either been deliberately concealed by modern scholars or buried in obscure journals accessible only to a select few.

      henry.vanderburpenfart - 2012-09-30 18:34

      Buddy, get hold of your primary school English teacher and demand a refund if you still can't tell the difference between the use of "theory" in the scientific context versus hypothesis. For further validation, take the cable car up Table Mountain (powered by the theory of electricity) and jump off the top to check out the "theory" of gravity. But wait, it's all invalidated by the above mentioned sciences? Please enlighten us with your COMPUTER CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET with the overwhelming evidence for such bold claims that invalidate the science and discoveries which form the basis for the modern way of life that we all enjoy.

  • KennySven - 2012-10-01 02:50

    Will one have to send mail through a tiny slot in the screen

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-10-01 06:11

      They will also build their own computers with a mouse that has a little guillotine that comes out to chop off a finger each time you look at something you're not supposed to.

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