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Leader: Respect People’s Privacy in Social Media Issues

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Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses top officials in Tehran on Monday. Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses top officials in Tehran on Monday.

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday called on authorities to uphold the “people’s security and privacy” in their attempts to localize social networking and messaging apps, warning that any infringement would be tantamount to a “religiously forbidden act.”
“The executive and judiciary branches should be watchful so that people’s privacy and secrets are safeguarded,” the Leader said in a meeting with senior officials in Tehran, his official website reported.
Some senior officials had recently suggested that foreign-based messaging apps would be certainly restricted, most notably Telegram, in the near future, replacing them with local peers.
They cited “national security” concerns as the reason why the foreign-based messaging services would be banned.

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