Iran seems to be one of the most advanced middle Eastern countries in the globe. Although it has a policy that cuts it off from the rest of the world the youth within the country is constantly clamouring to get themselves connected to the outside world which is a matter of great concern to the conservative people within their governments. As a result there mean mode of connection to the outside world that is the Internet, comes under great scrutiny by the supreme Council of cyberspace within the country.
Internet usage within the country is very strictly rationed. Applications like Facebook and Twitter have already been banned in different countries across the Middle East including in Iran. The country also has about 20 million of its citizens using Telegram on a regular basis which helps them to connect two people across the globe.
The supreme Council of cyberspace has given a strict instruction to all the Internet messaging Apps that have not been banned within a run to store the data of the people within the country on local service. Although this would be strictly against the privacy policies of these applications, there is hardly anything that can be done as there’s always been a trained in this country to have the user activity analysed very closely. The applications have been clearly mentioned that if they fail to transfer the data and activity belonging to Iranian citizens within the country, then their activity inside the country could be stopped.
Different people have reacted to this in a different manner. Although some people have felt that this could be a serious breach on their privacy others who are more optimistic have appreciated the move stating that they would at least have the option to remain connected to the outside world even within such restrictions.
Even with all these restrictions within the country the people have still not stopped spending time online or making friends from various parts of the globe.