This week, Internet Monitor takes a look at the continued investigation into the Mexican government's alleged spyware usage against private citizens, Russia's demands of Telegram, and a coalition of social media companies to combat terrorism.
- Week in Review: June 30, 2017
- Internet Monitor Releases 2017 Report: The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship
- Kenya, Past and Present: How the Internet Shapes a Country
- Week in Review: June 23, 2017
- Week in Review: June 16, 2017
- Week in Review: June 8, 2017
- Week in Review: April 17, 2017
- Week in Review: April 6, 2017
- Week in Review: March 27, 2017
- Week in Review: February 28, 2017
The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship, released today, documents the practice of Internet censorship around the world through empirical testing in 45 countries of the availability of 2,046 of the world’s most-trafficked and influential websites, plus additional country-specific websites. The study finds evidence of filtering in 26 countries across four broad content themes: political, social, topics related to conflict and security, and Internet tools (a term that includes censorship circumvention tools as well as social media platforms). The majority of countries that censor content do so across all four themes, although the depth of the filtering varies.
Berkman Klein fellow Grace Mutung'u shares insights into the transformative role of the Internet in her home country, and the various societal implications that come with becoming a more Internet-centered society.
This week, the Internet Monitor reports on possible Internet outages in Nigeria, Donald Trump’s pledge to bring Internet to rural America, Egypt’s increased blockages, and a Palestinian campaign for more Internet freedom.
This week, we cover Pakistan’s first death sentence for social media blasphemy, China’s reproach of its Internet censors, and Egypt’s crackdown of media and increased surveillance after its April terrorist attacks.
This week, the Internet Monitor takes a look at censorship on Weibo during the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, a “day of action” by major U.S. websites for net neutrality, Ethiopia’s recent Internet blackout, and Theresa May’s proposed social media backdoor for the U.K. police.
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.
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.