What Is True/Slant?
275+ knowledgeable contributors.
Reporting and insight on news of the moment.
Follow them and join the news conversation.
 

Feb. 10 2010 - 4:50 pm | 1,279 views | 1 recommendation | 0 comments

Iran can kiss Google email services goodbye for now

Details are scant, but Iran just announced that it is shutting down Google’s email service, Gmail, permanently. Apparently, the Iranian government is planning on its own, national email client to replace the free and open Gmail service. So far, there are no comments from Iran or Google and how this will affect Gmail in Iran (likely going to a landing page).

After all the controversy in Iran over Twitter use during last year’s bloody elections, it appears as though the Iranian government is buckling down on the information that goes in and out of the country. Since nothing is confirmed just yet, keep an eye out here and I will update as I can.

[via Reuters]


Comments

No Comments Yet
Post your comment »
 
Log in for notification options
Comments RSS
 

Post Your Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment

Log in with your True/Slant account.

Previously logged in with Facebook?

Create an account to join True/Slant now.

Facebook users:
Create T/S account with Facebook
 

My T/S Activity Feed

 
     

    About Me

    I'm a tech blogger, though that title annoys me. For the past few years, I'd been writing for Boy Genius Report, but I am now at MobileCrunch. You can follow my True/Slant page on Twitter @Digitalia, or if you're interested in what I snack on or when I take cigarette breaks, follow my personal Twitter account @mdflores.

    See my profile »
    Followers: 42
    Contributor Since: May 2009
    Location:Los Angeles

    What I'm Up To

    Blogging at MobileCrunch

    These days, you can find me writing about the latest and greatest phones and gadgets at MobileCrunch.