Albany, New York-based TurnKey Internet, on the Virtual Front Lines of the
Crisis in Iran, Helps Iranians Connect to Government-Filtered Websites
TurnKey Internet's high-capacity Internet servers are helping reroute Iranian citizens past their
government's censorship filters via an intricate proxy network by the now famous Austin Heap.
This network will allow the Iranian people to organize protests, report on brutality to an
international audience and garner support for their efforts worldwide.
Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 10, 2009 -- Austin Heap, the San Francisco IT consultant responsible for
building a proxy network for circumventing government filters, has chosen TurnKey Internet for rerouting
Iranians on the web.
Events of the past few weeks have highlighted the critical role of civic technology in the fight against tyranny. As
the Iranian government blocks its citizens from accessing social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as
well as other communication tools like mobile phone service, Iranian citizens have fought back with the help of
people like Austin Heap and his proxy servers.
Heap's proxy network has allowed the Iranian people to organize protests, report on brutality to an international
audience and garner support for their efforts worldwide.
"My website has been attacked by Iran. My servers are melting. But protesters are still using technology to
Far from being deterred by these attacks, Heap is now working on developing a software program for Windows,
Mac and Unix systems called Haystack, a program that will "specifically target the Iranian government's web
filtering mechanisms." In order to implement this program, Heap needs high-capacity Internet servers.
"I'm not new to this web hosting game, and after hours of research comparing speeds and hardware requirements,
TurnKey Internet had the best value for the price."
"TurnKey Internet is pleased to play a role in Austin Heap's work," said Adam Wills, President of TurnKey
Internet. "We take great pri