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House Of Cards Is Airing In Iran, But What About Those Sanctions?

The Iranian people are really enjoying the Netflix show House of Cards right now. Yesterday, the New Yorker reported that the first season of the show has aired on state-run TV, despite bans on virtually all American cultural products. But it got me thinking: Does Netflix have a licensing deal in Iran or is the country airing pirated copies of the show? And what about all those sanctions?

Pokemon GO Banned In Iran Over Security Concerns

While Pokemon GO has proven itself massively popular (duh) all over the world, some countries aren’t getting in on the action, or haven’t yet. However, one country announced today that it won’t be participating at all.

Iran Demands Social Media Sites Store Data Within Its Borders

Iran has announced that all social media sites must store any data relating to Iranian citizens only on servers inside the country’s borders.

This Is The Drone That Iran Flew Over An American Aircraft Carrier

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a… yeti? Nope, you got it right the second time. According to the US Navy, this is the Iranian drone that flew over the USS Harry S. Truman back on January 12, 2016.

The Doomsday Clock Remains At 3 Minutes To Midnight, But That's Horrible News

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced today that the Doomsday Clock, which represents our proximity to an apocalyptic event, will remain at three minutes to midnight. But that’s still terrifying.

Iranian Cyber Spies Reportedly Hacked Into A Dam Near New York City

Iranian hackers gained access to the control system at the Bowman Avenue Dam in 2013. The dam is some 32km from New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal. Yikes.

WSJ: Iran Hacked The Obama Administration After Arresting American Citizen

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard soldiers arrested dual Iranian-US citizen Siamak Namazi in Tehran last month, confiscating his computer. Shortly thereafter, the Revolutionary Guard began a spree of cyberattacks on US targets.

Enchanting Video Reveals The Secret Beauty Of Iran

Video: Stanislas Giroux, the guy who filmed this video, puts it quite simply: this is the video he would like to show people when they ask him why the heck would he want to go to Iran. And after watching it, I kind of want to go with him. The beauty of the country and the intricate details of its culture is absolutely worth exploring. What a fascinating place.

Author Bruce Sterling Testified To Congress In 1993 As A Time Traveller From 2015

In 1993, sci-fi author Bruce Sterling testified in front of a House subcommittee about the future of the internet — specifically, what “the Net” would look like in 2015.

The US Has A Secret Model of Iran's Nuclear Facilities 

Back in the days of the Manhattan Project, the government set up a string of National Labs devoted to creating nuclear weapons. Now, those labs are playing a role in the opposite task: stopping them. A secret facility in Tennessee that replicates Iran’s nuclear capabilities was key to the recent negotiations.

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