Posts in category “Tech Sanctions”

  • Apple Removes Iranian Apps From App Store

    On August 24th Apple began aggressively purging Iranian apps from the App Store citing US sanctions law. Apps removed include the famous online store Digikala, Iranian ride-hailing app Snapp, and online meals delivery start up Delion Foods among many others. This follows Apple’s recent removal of major VPN providers from its China App Store at […]

  • Memo to Tech and Social Media Companies: Stop Aiding Iran’s War on the Internet

    March 15, 2017 —Major technology and social media companies should stop barring Iranians from buying or accessing personal communications tools and services that are not banned by any sanctions, and make immediately available to Iranians the full range of permissible items, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) and ASL19 said in a joint […]

  • Google error message: “403. That’s an error. Your client does not have permission to get URL / from this server. That’s all we know.”

    What We Can Learn from Google’s Approach to Sanctions on Iran

    Kyle Bowen is a Researcher at ASL19 (Farsi for Article 19), an organization that helps Iranians bypass internet censorship. You can find him on Twitter @KyleBowen17. Ali Bangi is co-director of ASL19. He may be found on Twitter @alibangi. Editor’s Note: As we were preparing this article for publication, news broke that the Trump Administration […]

  • List of services that are not available to Iranian internet users “#TechSanctions”

    As a result of US sanctions on Iran, many tech companies have restricted Iranians’ access to their goods and services. To make matters worse, some companies over-comply, restricting access to services that are explicitly exempted from sanctions and therefore may be legally sold to Iranians. With the help of Iranian internet users, we maintain a […]