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China's Foxconn worker riot and Iran's shadow Internet

Sep 25, 2012
With all this information technology at our disposal, it's striking how getting to the truth of a matter can still be so tough. Two tech stories from opposite sides of the world today remind us how even in 2012 the flow of information is still tightly controlled.
Posted In: Foxconn, China, riots, Iran

Iran takes steps to turn down Internet use

Sep 24, 2012
Over the weekend, Iran's government announced it was turning off Google. Officials also said plans are moving ahead to place the country's web users on a walled off intranet -- as opposed to the global Internet the rest of us use.
Posted In: Iran, cybersecurity, Internet

Oil sanctions cause pain in Iran, but also at gas pumps

Sep 24, 2012
As world leaders gather to discuss the oil santions against Iran, that country is selling only half the volume of a year ago. But its reduced production is raising oil prices around the world.
Posted In: Iran, Oil, gas prices

Standard Chartered bank struggles against scandal

Aug 7, 2012
Shares of the British bank Standard Chartered are tanking in London this morning -- down some 25 percent. New York financial regulators say the bank concealed billions of dollars of illegal transactions for Iranian customers.
Posted In: Banks, Standard Chartered, Iran

Standard Chartered shares down following Iran allegations

Aug 7, 2012
Standard Chartered could soon have its banking license revoked in the nation's financial center, because of allegations that the bank has been hiding tens of thousands of secret transactions with Iran.
Posted In: Banks, Standard Chartered, Iran

EU sanctions Iran by refusing to insure oil tankers

Jul 12, 2012
Iranian oil producers may find other ways to sell their product, but with few options to insure their ships, a lot of oil will be sitting in the harbor.
Posted In: Iran, Oil, European Union, sanctions

Gas, oil prices dropping in June

Jun 21, 2012
If you've been to a gas station recently, you know that prices are down -- on average, about 20 cents lower per gallon than a month ago. That's in part because the price of oil is at an eight-month low.
Posted In: gas, Oil, Iran

'Flame' malware is a glimpse of cyber wars to come

May 30, 2012
The newly identified spy software is sophisticated and travels light.
Posted In: malware, Iran, Robot Roundup

Iran accepts U.N. investigation of nuclear program

May 22, 2012
The top nuclear official at the United Nations said today that a deal has been reached with Iran to allow the U.N.’s investigation into Iran’s nuclear program to continue. So what does this mean for the price of oil, which spiked earlier this year because of tensions with Iran?
Posted In: Iran, Oil, United Nations, gas prices

White House targets nations that oppress using tech

Apr 24, 2012
President Obama has announced a new policy aimed at punishing countries like Syria and Iran that practice violence after gathering information about citizens online.
Posted In: syria, Iran, Obama, geek chow, Tech Vegetables, Intel

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