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22nd-Jun-2009 11:51 pm
A plea from Iranian friends: If anyone is on twitter, set your location to Tehran and your time zone to GMT +3.30. Iranian security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut Iranians' access to the internet down. Cut & paste & pass it on.
23rd-Jun-2009 06:23 am (UTC)
I have seen this message retweeted, as well as messages claiming the correct timezone is UCT+4:30 due to Daylight Savings Time.

There are - as some have also stated - serious doubts that Twitter timezones could help or hinder the Iranian stasi (MOIS et al) in any case, considering that there is no uniform search facility to locate users by timezone. The interconnect monitoring at Iran Telecom is a greater threat but the tech savvy tweeters are much smarter than that and are using anon internet/wifi.

In my opinion (which is technology-biased), the best we can do here to help Iranians, as well as citizens in the US and around the world, is to ensure the security of information freedom and anonymity. True, in this situation many Iranians would not benefit as they do not use the Internet. An uncensorable telecommunications network that can be used to anonymously publish will do much more for citizens worldwide than greening some icons, and can be achieved in part by promoting network neutrality, cryptography, technologies such as Tor, and discouraging the manufacture and sales of interception equipment by legislatively reducing the market mandate for lawful/unlawful interception in the United States itself.

If you wish to see the impact that these things have, I will show you Wikileaks. "Sunshine is the best disinfectant" (Brandeis).
23rd-Jun-2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Go to http://whatreallyhappened.com to find out what's really going on. It appears the US is trying to install a new Shah that is more friendly to American interests. Democracy, my foot.
24th-Jun-2009 12:42 am (UTC)
This from a website with links titled "Lie of the Century", "Fake Terror", "New McCarthyism" and "Killing Jesus' Family". OMFG, JEWS DID 9/11!!!1!

I don't think so.
24th-Jun-2009 02:38 am (UTC)
I didn't think so either.
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24th-Jun-2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Just relax about content, all the RTs are just overloading the channels with spam. Check #iranelection hashtag for information on Iran election if you are interested.

I recommend following @persiankiwi, this is a well-established profile and seems to post good actual news. @tehranbureau is also okay.
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24th-Jun-2009 01:07 am (UTC)
i posted this on Facebook!
24th-Jun-2009 03:24 am (UTC)
done & tweeted
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