Iranian leadership plans to disconnect its country

by Luke Miller

According to a CNET report, Iran is planning on cutting off Internet access within its borders.

Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, said the country wants to establish a "clean Internet" within five months.

A "clean Internet" would not include web sites such as Google, Hotmail, or Yahoo. Government-administered web sites and services such as Iran Mail and Iran Search Engine would by offered to the public as alternatives.

Iran's Ministry of Information and Communications Technology later said claims that it was going to drastically censor the internet were "completely baseless" and were not confirmed by the ministry.