MIT’s Technology Review blog is discussing an interesting discovery – an Iranian internet. Using the ability of the IP addressing system to isolate a private network, Iran is creating a walled garden for internet use in its territory. This is interesting not only because of the attempt to reproduce an internet within a local jurisdiction, but one wonders how long it will be before this becomes the norm. Will we see a US-net as distinct from a Canada-net or EU-net? Probing these networks could become a full-time job for hackers and spooks alike.
‘halal’-internet Iran’s answer to an internet dominated by the west