Cyrus Farivar

Global Politics

Iranian diplomat defects

In the past year, three Iranian diplomats have resigned in protest against the government, and have asked for asylum in Europe. The latest defection came today. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Global Politics

I'mHalal: The Muslim search engine

In Islam, something that is haram is forbidden. The opposite of haram is halal, permissible. Now, a new Internet search engine is helping Muslims sort out the levels of what is forbidden, offering up clean search results, Cyrus Farivar has the story.

Global Politics

Online freedom in Iraq

Cyrus Farivar reports on Internet regulations in Iraq. Iraqis have had complete Internet freedom since the fall of Saddam Hussein's government. But a bill before the Iraqi parliament seeks to ban websites that advocate violence or violate social norms.

Conflict & Justice

Law and disorder in cyberspace

Cybercrime is on the rise and botnets are largely to blame. Botnets are large groups of computers that spew out spam, worms and viruses. The trouble is that international law can't keep up with the technology. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Conflict & Justice

Law and disorder in cyberspace

Cybercrime is on the rise and botnets are largely to blame. Botnets are large groups of computers that spew out spam, worms and viruses. The trouble is that international law can't keep up with the technology. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.

Global Politics

Online freedom in Iraq

Cyrus Farivar reports on Internet regulations in Iraq. Iraqis have had complete Internet freedom since the fall of Saddam Hussein's government. But a bill before the Iraqi parliament seeks to ban websites that advocate violence or violate social norms.

Global Politics

I'mHalal: The Muslim search engine

In Islam, something that is haram is forbidden. The opposite of haram is halal, permissible. Now, a new Internet search engine is helping Muslims sort out the levels of what is forbidden, offering up clean search results, Cyrus Farivar has the story.

Global Politics

Iranian diplomat defects

In the past year, three Iranian diplomats have resigned in protest against the government, and have asked for asylum in Europe. The latest defection came today. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar reports.