• Sep 15, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News,

President Trump wants to “cut off” the internet in response to terrorism

President Donald Trump has called (in a tweet) to “cut off” the internet following the September 15th London Tube bombing. The cited reason? Because it is a terrorist recruitment tool. The call to cut off internet access showcases President Trump’s utter lack of a handle on how the internet works – which is deeply troubling. … Continue reading “President Trump wants to “cut off” the internet in response to terrorism”

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There’s currently a politically motivated internet shutdown in the small African country of Togo

Togo’s netizens are currently in the midst of an internet shutdown. Internet and mobile SMS service in the small African country of Togo has been shut down as of September 7th. Connection issues started on September 5th, when some users started having trouble connecting to social media sites without the help of a VPN. The … Continue reading “There’s currently a politically motivated internet shutdown in the small African country of Togo”

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

India keeps shutting down the Internet for 12 million plus in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir region of India at the tumultuous border between India and Pakistan formally lost internet access on April 17th, 2017 (again). The most recent spat of internet bans started over a week ago and were officially slated to end after local elections on April 12th – something that only happened intermittently until the announcement of … Continue reading “India keeps shutting down the Internet for 12 million plus in Jammu and Kashmir”

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