In an attempt to take its restriction friendly governance up a notch, the Iranian Government is said to be working on a special system that can ID any internet user.
A recent report by Yahoo News suggests that engineers are developing a system to identify any individual who goes online, citing comments made to the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency.
Though no special details have been revealed, the country’s minister of telecommunications Mahmoud Vaezi said:
In future when people want to use the Internet they will be identified, and there will be no web surfer whose identity we do not know
There is no timeframe set as of now as to when the site may go live or when the system will gain full functionality. This won’t be Iran’s first attempt at such ludicrous project. They are notoriously famous for banning websites and content they deem politically or religiously unsuitable.
The smart filtering services would be rolled out in phases, the ISNA reported, with services being turned on in one, three and six months.
Recently, WhatsApp joined the regular banned group that already includes internet giants like Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and many others.
The country has also been said to have been allegedly supporting hackers that wanted to disrupt the U.S. services.
What do you think of this system? Let us know in the comments.
Image Credits: Haaretz