A Preview Of Coming Attractions For Web Users?
Iran is promising they will be able to identify all web users, (leading to an obvious implication) and to be honest I would not be that surprised to see that happen here at some point. Don't believe me? Well, they are already proposing fixed IP addresses for users in the UK.
Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.
"Because of our efforts, in future when people want to use the Internet they will be identified, and there will be no web surfer whose identity we do not know," Mahmoud Vaezi said, without elaborating on how this would technically be done.
Last month, he said the Islamic republic would have "smart filtering" within six months to weed out Internet content the authorities deem offensive or criminal.
"The first phase of smart online filtering will be ready within a month, a second phase within three months and a third within six months", ISNA reported him as saying on November 14.Phys.org