NetBlocks

Internet blackout in Ethiopia

Netblocks, a nonprofit organization that monitors the internet in real time, is reporting an Internet cut across Ethiopia today, Saturday June 22nd, 2019, amid reports of coup attempt targeting Amhara regional state government. Nationwide connectivity currently now at 10% with capital and most states offline. The incident is ongoing. Netblocks says that it is as […]

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Cyberwar

Cyberwars rear their ugly heads

In case you haven’t heard, last week, the New York Times reported that the US had attacked the Russian power grid as a ‘warning’. This week, Russia issued a counter warning of cyberwar. The New York Times had reported that the US Cyber Command, the arm of the Pentagon that runs the military’s offensive and […]

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Iconic Sudanese woman image

Reuters: Sudan restricts social media access to counter protest movement*

Reuters reported that the Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organize and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis, internet users say. Sudan has been rocked by near-daily demonstrations over the past two weeks. Protesters have set alight ruling party buildings and have called on President Omar […]

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Tim Berners-Lee and Solid

Tim Berners-Lee working on Solid

Solid is a web decentralization project led by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, developed collaboratively at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is an alternative to the world wide web as we know it now. Solid has three objectives: True data ownership Modular Design Reusing existing data What is the issue […]

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