Iran to assign all citizens an email address


From a Reuters report out of Dubai, “Government to assign email addresses to all citizens.”

The announcement comes from the Communications minister, who said the move would aid interaction between state authorities and the people.

I have a hard time imagining the Iranian people embracing this idea with much enthusiasm.

It seems an odd decision in the wake of President-elect Rouhani’s recent call for less state intervention in the private lives of its citizens.

The article also reports that Iranian officials have announced plans to switch Iranians onto a domestic Internet network which would be largely isolated from the World Wide Web.

That’ll go over like a lead balloon.

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