Smartphone ban set for security
A senior Iranian official says authorities with access to classified information will be banned from using smartphones.
Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali, who heads an Iranian military unit in charge of combating sabotage, was quoted by the semiofficial ISNA news agency as saying that instructions for the ban await ratification.
Jalali said the main danger is the possibility that smartphone manufacturers — all of whom are based in Western countries — could have access to data stored on the phones.
Iran considers itself to have been the target of a cyberwar since 2010, when a virus known as Stuxnet disrupted controls on some of its nuclear centrifuges.