Iran Hits Google With Ridiculous Lawsuit

Iran, the real-life Wadiya.

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The Persian Gulf in the Middle East can be referred to by a variety of other names, such as the “Arabian Gulf” or “Islamic Gulf.” So, as not to offend anyone, Google left it nameless on its Maps. Now, the country of Iran, true to form,  is suing Google because it really likes the name “Persian Gulf”—the country’s Deputy Minister For Islamic Guidance even went so far as calling Google’s actions a “mischievous act.” Not that any of this will matter soon when Iran disconnects from the Internet and makes its own government-sanctioned web.

[via New York Times]

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