1701 GMT: CyberWatch. More on the curious story of the blocking of "illegal" Virtual Private Networks, which allow users to circumvent filtering and surveillance....
The curiosity is not VPNs have been declared illegal --- that has long been the case --- but that Fars pulled the news, soon after posting it. The screenshot of the story before it disappeared:
Other sites, like Fararu, continue to carry the story.
Activists report that services like Skype and Viber are now blocked in Iran.
Last month, officials said that Iranians could register for a "legal" VPN through a Government site, but this was soon off-line and is still not available.
Blocked in Iran will tell you if a site is filtered inside Iran.