- last week In the wake of protests regarding the anti-Islam video on YouTube, Iran blocked Gmail access, reportedly because they couldn’t figure out a way to block HTTPS access to YouTube without blocking it to other services. YouTube has been banned in Iran since 2009, but users have found ways around the ban.
- this week Politicians in Iran complained so loudly about the Gmail ban that the block was turned off. Users in the country said that Gmail started working again last night. The lesson: Don’t screw with our inboxes. source