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Week in Review: July 20, 2016

by Grant Baker

This week, Internet Monitor examines an online dump of TIME articles, the murder of a Pakistani social media celebrity, the role of the internet in Turkey's recent coup, Brazil's seemingly never-ending battle with WhatsApp, and a mobile internet shutdown in the Kashmir region. 

Week in Review: July 8, 2016

by Grant Baker

This week Internet Monitor delves deeper into the implications of the Brexit, a nude photo scandal in Trinidad and Tobago, the UN's first resolution about Internet blackouts, the ways Turkey blocked social media in the wake of the attack on Ataturk Airport, and a new cyber law in China. 

The Curious Case of Kurdistan's Internet

by Grant Baker

While most Iraqi internet users often suffer from a combination of lack of access and government censorship, the Kurds in the autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq often fare far better. Why is the parity in internet access so great between the two regions?

Week in Review: June 22, 2016

by Grant Baker

This week the Internet Monitor takes a look at a change in Reddit's policy, a new way to use Blockchain, a change in Russia's internet censorship policy, an internet blackout in Algeria, and a new technology that could potentially prevent the spread of terrorist propaganda.