This week, the Internet Monitor describes a new community-governed Twitter alternative called Mastodon, Russia’s ban of political talk on LiveJournal, China’s censorship of sensitive photos on WeChat, and the introduction of new Internet privacy bills in state legislation.
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This week, the Internet Monitor gets the 4-1-1 on the scope of Internet shutdowns in India and around the world, discusses the future of free speech on the Internet, covers the UK’s digital counterterrorism strategy, and recommends investing in a VPN.
This week, the Internet Monitor investigates the Senate’s vote to remove FCC privacy rules, Amazon’s $150 million typo, an emerging cellphone giant in India, a sex offender’s challenge to Internet restrictions, the court’s rejection of live TV on the Internet, the new IBM and Wanda partnership in China, Facebook filters for nudity and violence, blocking Pinterest in China, and the open-source LinkedIn tool Flashback.
This week, the Internet Monitor learns about the State of the Internet from Akamai, the use of machine learning in Alphabet’s Project Loon, the AT&T and China Mobile deal, the rollback of privacy rules in the FCC, and the arrival of 5G in 2020.
This week, the Internet Monitor catches up on VPN blocks in China, tracking internet censorship with Ooniprobe, the Internet shutdown in Cameroon, FCC removals of ISPs from federal low-income broadband subsidies, and the discontinuation of Alphabet’s Titan Internet-Drone project.
This week, Internet Monitor takes a look at the alleged story that Facebook is developing censorship software that would allow the company to enter the Chinese market.
This week, the Internet Monitor reports on Google’s Internet Deal with Cuba, the Internet Sales Tax in Colorado, archiving the Internet in Canada, Canada’s declaration of Internet as a basic service, and Thailand’s amendments to the Computer Crime Act (CCA).
This week, the Internet Monitor finds ways to delete oneself from the Internet, discusses Facebook’s fake news solutions, reports Internet bans during the election in Gambia, and covers the global attack launched by the Mirai botnet.
This week, the Internet Monitor discusses the denial of access to LinkedIn in Russia, the cautious expansion of Facebook’s Free Basics, the threat of communication applications to Internet freedom, and the potential launch of a fleet of SpaceX internet satellites.
This week, the Internet Monitor covers the October DDoS attack and the growing threat of unsecure IoT devices, the new cybersecurity law in China that will reduce security and potentially expose personal information of users, the risk of hacking the U.S. presidential election, and the FCC privacy laws that protect user data from broadband providers.