"Gmail, YouTube Blocked In Iran"
Google reported today that several of its services, including Gmail and YouTube, have been blocked in Iran since February 10th. In response to an email query, the company told Bloomberg that Google Videos and their encrypted search have also been blocked. Iran’s state-run Mehr news agency reported on February 11th that Gmail and Hotmail were both inaccessible, leaving more than 30 million Iranians unable to access their accounts. Iran has faced criticism recently over a crackdown on other media sources, blocking access to outside channels and harassing and detaining journalists and their families.