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Reports Expose Myanmar Junta’s Planned Internet Stranglehold

Even if successful, the military’s internet plans will deepen its political isolation and economic dysfunction.By Sebastian StrangioMay 19, 2021    Today, Reuters published a detailed report revealing that Myanmar’s telecom and internet service providers were ordered to install intercept spyware in the months leading up the military coup in February. The investigation, by Fanny Potkin and Poppy McPherson, claims […]

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Mapping internet shutdowns around the world

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/3/mapping-internet-shutdowns-around-the-world Mapping internet shutdowns around the world In 2020, India topped list of 29 countries that blocked access to the internet despite increased demand during COVID-19. By Hanna Duggal3 Mar 2021 Over the past year, billions of people all over the world have relied heavily on internet connectivity to keep in touch with family and friends, […]

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Internet blackouts skyrocket amid global political unrest

https://www.axios.com/internet-blackouts-myanmar-global-unrest-c2b310d7-d9c4-42f7-9d17-f712527da3ea.html?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters Dave Lawler, Sara Fischer Where there’s a coup, there will probably be an internet outage. Why it matters: Internet disruptions in Myanmar early Monday morning coincided with reports that top politicians, including the country’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, were being rounded up by the military. That’s no surprise: internet blackouts are now common around […]

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Internet disrupted in Tanzania on eve of general elections

Network data from the NetBlocks Internet Observatory confirm widespread disruption to social media and online communication platforms via multiple internet providers in Tanzania as of Tuesday 27 October 2020. The incident comes on the eve of Tanzania’s presidential and national assembly elections and the service outages are ongoing at the time of writing. Real-time metrics […]

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Internet Shutdowns Don’t Help Authoritarians Stop Protests

A recent study that looked at the effects of internet shutdowns amid civil unrest found that they aren’t effective at suppressing protest.By Chris BaraniukSeptember 7, 2020, 9:00am As thousands of protesters took to the streets in Belarus last month, authorities partially blocked internet access across the country. If the move had been designed to stymie the […]

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What happens when the internet vanishes? By Joe Tidy & Becky DaleBBC News 25 February 2020 From his high-rise desk overlooking the sprawling city of Addis Ababa, Markos Lemma has a pretty good view. As the founder of technology innovation hub IceAddis, his co-working space is usually abuzz with wide-eyed entrepreneurs fuelled on strong coffee […]

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The internet should be used, not shut down: The Statesman contributor

PUBLISHEDJAN 26, 2020, 9:30 AM SGTFACEBOOKTWITTER In the commentary, the writer says that the face of social movements has been much intensified in virtual reality. Santosh Kumar Biswal NEW DELHI (THE STATESMAN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s declaration, internet access as a fundamental right has been reiterated. The consumption of […]

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ISOC Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns

Editor’s note: Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns was originally published in November 2017. This is an updated version, as of December 2019.  Introduction Restrictions to Internet access are on the rise globally,[1] with frequent news of government-mandated disruptions of Internet access. Driven largely by political and national security concerns, state-ordered Internet shutdowns have become the “new normal” […]

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India’s top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

WORLD NEWS JANUARY 10, 2020 / 12:52 AM / 3 DAYS AGO Sankalp Phartiyal, Fayaz Bukhari NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region’s autonomy in August.Journalists use […]

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Telecoms burnt in CAA, Article 370 fire; lose Rs 24.5 million per hour of internet shutdown

NewsBusiness Indian mobile operators are losing around 24.5 million rupees ($350,000) in revenue every hour they are forced to suspend internet services on government orders to control protests against a new citizenship law, a top lobby group said on Friday. Countrywide protests have raged for three weeks after parliament passed legislation which gives minorities from […]