Xbox 360 bypasses Iranian firewall

Examiner writes: In the aftermath of the Iranian election, the Iran governement has attempted to filter the content of electronic communication. Some web sites being blocked completely and Internet overall being slowed.

Initial exposure of the recent events have been taking place on services such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. However some could find alternative means of communicating to those outside the country.

Craig Labovitz of Arbor Networks Inc has written a detailed report on what specific traffic is being blocked and/or filtered, noting that "Interestingly, game protocols like xbox and World of Warcraft show little evidence of government manipulation".

With the Xbox 360 offering video chat among the features of being an Xbox Gold subscriber, this could easily be an upcoming popular way for loved ones and news outlets to deliver messages to and from the country.

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mrv3213344d ago

And you can even post blogs using the controller via the interne.... of wait.

TOR would probably work in these situations.

Parapraxis3344d ago (Edited 3344d ago )

It makes me wonder whether or not the PS3 is blocked as well.
If it wasn't it could also be a prime tool for getting news and information outside of the Iranian borders.

mrv3213344d ago (Edited 3344d ago )

I may have mistakenly pressed enter while playing battlefield.

OtherWhiteMeat3344d ago

Come on you really think Iran has a large # of Xbox 360s to make a difference?

hiptanaka3344d ago

Iran is a sovereign country and some trite technical loopholes that the Xbox 360 can allegedly exploit doesn't make one iota of difference.

Arknight3344d ago

Hopefully, they will be a sovereign country under a new administration soon!

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