Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned by Iranian court
The Associated Press has revealed in a recent report that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned by an Iranian judge, to seek response from him about allegations that Facebook apps have breached people's privacy.
The judge has asked Zuckerberg to appear in the court and explain his standpoint with regard to accusations by some unidentified Iranians as to why their privacy is being invaded by Instagram and WhatsApp.
The case underscores the gulf between moderates and conservatives. While the Iranian moderates are seeking fewer Internet restrictions, the conservatives desire more restrictions. As a result of the case, Zuckerberg - who has a Jewish heritage - has been dubbed as Facebook's "Zionist manager."
So far as Zuckerberg's summoning by an Iranian court is concerned, ISNA news agency has revealed in a Tuesday report that the court in Fars province has asked Zuckerberg to address unspecified "violation of privacy" claims made by Iranians against the backdrop of the reach of Facebook-owned apps.
Meanwhile, senior Iranian Internet security official Rouhollah Momen-Nasab told ISNA: "Following a complaint lodged by some of our fellow countrymen over the violation of their privacy and problems ensuing from WhatsApp and Instagram, the judiciary official has ordered a ban on these two software devices."
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