Iran’s telecommunications agency has officially banned Google’s GMail service, “saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out.” We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

The WSJ also notes that Internet and text messaging services have recently suffered widespread disruptions. ‘Satellite dishes from residential rooftops have been confiscated, as well as mobile phones from some opposition members,’ Mashable adds.

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