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Technology 06 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Iran unveils human-like robot

Iran has developed a new human-like walking robot to be used in 'sensitive jobs,' government newspaper i>Iran/ireported on July 4.

Technology 27 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Virus attacks linked to wealthy group, nation

b>WASHINGTON/b>: A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company.

Technology 29 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pioneer Iran blogger sentenced to 19 years jail

b>TEHRAN/b>: An Iranian court sentenced the founder of one of the first Farsi-language blogs, credited with sparking the boom in Iranian reform bloggers, to more than 19 years in prison for his writings.

Technology 18 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Stuxnet virus could target many industries worldwide

b>WASHINGTON:/bA malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, government officials and experts said.

Technology 24 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Iran launches cyberpolice units

b>TEHRAN:/bIran's state TV says the country has launched its first cyberpolice unit, in the latest attempt by authorities to gain an edge in the digital world.

Technology 28 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

The day part of the Internet died

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bAbout a half-hour past midnight Friday morning in Egypt, the Internet went dead. Almost simultaneously, the handful of companies that pipe the Internet into and out of Egypt went dark, as protesters were gearing up for a fresh round of demonstrations calling for the end of President Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule.

Technology 28 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Social media, cellphone video fuel Arab protests

b>WASHINGTON/b>: Social media, cellphone cameras, satellite TV, restive youth and years of pent-up anger are proving to be a toxic mix for authoritarian regimes in the Middle East.

Technology 15 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Iran’s paramilitary launches cyberattacks

b>TEHRAN/b>: Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the 'enemies,' according to a state-owned newspaper report. This is a rare acknowledgment from Iran that it's involved in cyberwarfare.

Technology 18 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Computer worm could have caused deaths

b>TEHRAN:/bA senior Iranian military official involved in investigating a mysterious computer worm targeting Iranian nuclear facilities and other industrial sites said the malware could have caused large-scale accidents and loss of life.

Technology 19 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Beware of Duqu, spawn of Stuxnet

b>WASHINGTON:/bFirst there was the Stuxnet computer virus that wreaked havoc on Iran's nuclear programme. Now comes 'Duqu,' which researchers said appears to be quite similar.