Boing Boing : Cyberwar guide for Iran elections

Tech blog Boing Boing have published a number of guidelines for Twitter users to help aid Iranian bloggers in the face of a crackdown by the Iranian security forces. Advice includes

Do NOT publicise proxy IP’s over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran. If you are creating new proxies for the Iranian bloggers, DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran.

and Spartacus style –

Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become ‘Iranians’ it becomes much harder to find them.

Read the full set of guidelines here sent to them by blogger yishaym who has also been exposing some sneaky photoshoping by the Iranian establishment.

  • I still believe we should take a measured and cautious response to the events in Iran, some of us are unwilling to over look the fact that Mr Mousavi was Prime Minister when the slaughter of the secular leftists and countless others took place.

    More here,

  • sw

    idiotic! won’t this make it much harder for iranians to find relevant info too?

  • Mack

    SW –

    Yes, I imagine it would make searching harder for Iranians. Though I think they’re more interested in getting information out without getting caught, than finding info themselves.

  • oracle

    Information out, it’s ok we got all the info we need.
    A very democratic election took place and the president got re-elected by the people in a landslide.
    The western inspired bullies and would be arsonists failed in the election and are now claiming that violence is the way forward for Iran.
    That surely only confirms them as terrorists

  • Mack

    Oracle –


    The man who leaked the real election results from the Interior Ministry – the ones showing Ahmadinejad coming third – was killed in a suspicious car accident, according to unconfirmed reports, writes Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.

    Mohammad Asgari, who was responsible for the security of the IT network in Iran’s interior ministry, was killed yesterday in Tehran.

    Asgari had reportedly leaked results that showed the elections were rigged by government use of new software to alter the votes from the provinces.

    Asgari was said to have leaked information that showed Mousavi had won almost 19 million votes, and should therefore be president.

    We will try to get more details later.