Iranian authorities have restored access to Gmail a week after blocking Google’s popular email service. The Islamic Republic blocked Gmail last week in response to video clips posted on YouTube of an anti-Islam film that set off deadly protests across the Muslim world. YouTube is owned by Google.
Iran was set to block access to Google and Gmail in reaction to the anti-Islam film that has triggered protests across the Muslim world. “Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice,”
Google is creating an information bridge between its influential Internet search engine and its widely used Gmail service in its latest attempt to deliver more personal responses more quickly.
Iran has cut off access to the Internet, leaving millions of people without access to email and social networks. A source inside the country confirmed this morning that Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo email are no longer available. Ditto for Facebook. So far, the government has not made any announcement about the service interruption.