Governments block the internet for a variety reasons, but often it is done to diminish political upheaval. Learn about how internet blackouts have a number of unintended consequences that ultimately hurt a country.
- Internet Blackouts Have Unintended Consequences
- Week in Review: July 28, 2016
- Announcing AccessCheck: A Real-Time Tool to Test Website Availability Worldwide
- Week in Review: July 20, 2016
- Week in Review: July 13, 2016
- New Widgets on the Dashboard: Bar Chart, Scatterplot, Percentage, and Speedometer
- Week in Review: July 8, 2016
- Week in Review: June 29, 2016
- The Curious Case of Kurdistan's Internet
- Week in Review: June 22, 2016
This week, Internet Monitor examines how the Russian government could be involved with the DNC email hack, the censorship of Facebook users posting pro-Kashmiri content, a new fine for using a VPN in the UAE, and Pakistan's new cybercrime bill.
Internet Monitor is excited to announce AccessCheck, a tool that lets you check in real time whether users in different countries can access different websites.
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.
This week, read about how Indian officials are blaming Facebook for a woman's suicide, how the Chinese government is trying to quiet the intensity of floods, the explosion of Pokemon Go, and much more!
The Internet Monitor dashboard has just released some new widgets! The bar chart, scatter plot, percentage, and speedometer widgets can help you better visualize your research interests.
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.
This week Internet Monitor explores Facebook's gun sale policies and how a Florida Congressman's post was deleted, automated censoring of terrorist content, how a Ukrainian writer got his start on Facebook, and the latest in censorship in Iran and Tanzania.
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?
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.