Citing Sanctions, Slack Deactivates Accounts for Users with Ties to Iran

Many Slack users with ties to Iran discovered their accounts had been abruptly deactivated. The bans affected users living as far as Finland, Canada and the United States, many with few remaining ties to Iran in either citizenship or physical presence. “In order to comply with export control and economic sanctions laws… Slack prohibits unauthorized use of its products and services in certain sanctioned countries,” the notice from Slack read.