Iranian social media fans were briefly able to access Twitter and Facebook without the need for a VPN on Monday night, until the filters came back. But in a country where almost all of the cabinet is on either Twitter or Facebook, how long can the ban last?
The country's communication minister announced all citizens will receive a domestic email address for electronic communications with government agencies. Is this a move to protect citizens' privacy, as the country contends—or part of a broader effort to regulate the Internet?
The move means that Apple will be able to sell its iPhone legally in the country. The Treasury said that the Iranian Government, plus individuals on a list of "specially designated nationals" would be barred from export licenses.