جمعه ۳۱ شهریور ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۰:۵۹
CENSORSHIP: Government Cannot Monitor Internet Users, ISP Owner Says
July 31, 2004 - As Iran Telecom increased pressure on the Internet Service Provider (ISP) companies to respect its filtering regulations and block access to hundreds of news and political sites, a rumor took hold among users that the government has begun monitoring their internet activities. But head of a Tehran-based ISP Nima Akbarpour tells Radio Farda’s broadcaster Farin Asemi that monitoring users is practically impossible, since users connect to the Internet using pre-paid cards issued by privately owned ISPs, which means assignment of different IP addresses to the same user each time he dials up. Monitoring a user’s browsing activity is only possible if IP addresses remained fixed for each user, he adds.