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U.S. Allows Tech Firms to Help Iranians Access the Internet

Iran is blocking internet access as part of its crackdown on protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old woman died while in the custody of Iran's morality police. To aid the people, some tech companies, including Signal and Elon Musk's SpaceX, have petitioned the U.S. Treasury Dept. for exemptions to international sanctions levied on the Middle East nation. Here's a look at what's being done, plus how Iran is using tech to better surveil its citizens.

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    US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran

    US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American tech firms will be allowed to expand their business in Iran, where most internet access has been cut off in response to anti-government protests, the Treasury Department said Friday. Iran has been cracking down on demonstrators protesting the death of 22-year-old Mahsa …

    Musk says Starlink will seek exemption from Iranian sanctions

    Musk says Starlink will seek exemption from Iranian sanctions

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    Sept 19 (Reuters) - SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that the company will ask for an exemption from sanctions against Iran to provide the firm's Starlink satellite broadband service in the country. Musk made the statement on Twitter at a time of widespread protests in Iran over the death of a …

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