January 24, 2005

Iran government uses American filtering software

According to Reza Parsa, director of ISP association, Data Communication Company of Iran (DCI), which is officially in charge of data infrastructure in Iran, now uses a US made software, named SmartFilter, to censor 'inappropriate' websites.

He added that Iranian-made filtering applications do not have the quality of 'foreign-made' software's and most major ISPs (Internet Connection providers or ICP) use the latter type of software. He also said that 80% of ISPs rely on DCI and ICPs for filtering.

Source: ISNA

Posted at January 24, 2005 10:12 AM