Iranians are now being monitored at internet cafes. The government is requiring that the cafes collect identifying information for each user and record the sites that customers visited — and hold on to that information for six months. Iranians are no strangers to internet restrictions — they've had to live with a censored version of the web for years. Sites like Facebook are blocked within Iran, and there have been concerns that the government is going to launch a country-wide "genuinely halal network" to replace the true internet. That intranet doesn't exist yet, though some suggest that the government is still testing it. The Guardian reports that an expert with knowledge of the network said it'll solely be used internally for banks and the military to secure the country's sensitive information. It's not surprising that the government would be concerned about internet attacks — the country was a victim of the stuxnet virus in 2010.