An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
Multiple outages cripple social media, government and websites, including Guardian, FT.com, Reddit and Amazon, across the world caused by a failure at Fastly, a US-based cloud computing services provider.
Around the world, regional or complete internet blackouts are becoming an increasingly common tool to suppress protests and dissent. Here’s how they work and why you should care.
Wikipedia has become a source of reliable information for millions and in an Internet awash with unreliable sourcing, it has become a public good.
A Kashmir rights group described the communications blackout imposed by India following last year’s scrapping of the disputed region’s semi-autonomy as “collective punishment” and urged the international community to take action.
Twitter said it had taken the action "in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts".
"Such a move should be backed by a dedicated law that provides strong data protection cover and is under the oversight of an independent body," said Udbhav Tiwari, public policy adviser for internet company Mozilla.
Indian police in disputed Kashmir open a sweeping case against countless users for using VPNs to dodge social media ban there, under a stringent law that allows authorities to designate individuals as "terrorists."
India's communication blockade on the back of its revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's autonomous status has forced several journalists into odd jobs.
Local government spokesman Rohit Kansal said broadband internet services in government-run hospitals would also be restored. The curbs on broadband internet and mobile internet services for other users will remain.
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince describes the no-censorship site as "a cesspool of hate." Right-wing extremists, misogynists and conspiracy theorists freely post to 8chan, which does not moderate content.
A new law in Russia can pave the way for the government to have greater control over what Russians can access on the internet.
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