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Internet Blackout

Gerry Smith

Internet Outage Left Doctors Without Records For Hours | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology

For several hours last week, doctors at PIM Associates, a primary care practice in Philadelphia, couldn’t see patients' lab results or what medicati...

Look At What Just Happened To Syria's Internet

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology

UPDATE: Renesys now reports that the internet in Syria has been restored. Internet in Syria restored at 19:07 UTC following blackout lasting over ...

The Roots of Hysteria

Greg Fay | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Greg Fay

In September 2009, an incident of mass hysteria erupted in Urumchi, the regional capitol of East Turkestan in northwestern China.

Syria's Internet Is Down, Multiple Sources Confirm

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology

Multiple Internet monitoring services are reporting that the Internet has gone down in Syria. The outage began Tuesday night, May 7, at around 9:45...

CISPA Blackout Doesn't Go As Planned

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology

Notice anything different about the Internet on Monday? Unfortunately for Anonymous, you probably didn't. Anonymous called for an Internet blackout to...

Anonymous Calls For Internet Blackout To Protest CISPA

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Anonymous called for an Internet blackout in protest of CISPA, which passed the House on Thursday. If signed into law, CISPA would make it ...

Betsy Isaacson

Could The U.S. Government Pull The Plug On The Internet? | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Technology

Could an Internet blackout -- like the one that began Thursday in Syria -- happen in the United States? Not likely, says Renesys, which on Friday p...

Betsy Isaacson

How To Get Around An Internet Blackout | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.30.2012 | Technology

The Internet went down across Syria on Thursday as clashes between rebels and government-backed forces intensified. According to reports out of the co...

Can You Give Up The Internet On September 2?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology

Do you remember what life was like before Facebook and YouTube? It might be time to revisit those days. This September 2nd, you can join other tech...

Censorship And SOPA: A Family Dinner Table Talk

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 01.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you were anywhere on the Internet this past Wednesday, you might...

Beyond SOPA: A New Birth of Internet Freedom

Patrick Ruffini | Posted 03.21.2012 | Technology
Patrick Ruffini

For libertarians, there is new hope in the power of a self-organizing and self-regulating Internet to stand up for itself against invasive governments and powerful legacy industries that seek to manage our options as consumers.

Anti-Piracy Bill Causes Consternation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act (PIPA), have ignited widespread online protests--yet there is consid...

Key Supporters Abandon Anti-Piracy Legislation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Joining other lawmakers, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Wednesday that he would no longer support the Protect IP Act, amid widespread online prot...

How To Access Wikipedia During The Blackout

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

If you've attempted to visit one of the 3.8 million articles in the English-language version of Wikipedia today, then you already know that the site h...

Zach Carter

Key Senator Abandons The Protect IP Ship | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With thousands of websites large and small blacked out Wednesday in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, a House bill, and it...

Why We Go Black

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Today's nationwide protest of Internet blacklist legislation is part of a brewing movement to keep control over the Internet out of the hands of corporations and governments. It's a struggle that puts Internet users before information gatekeepers.

The Battle for Tripoli's Internet

Jim Cowie | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

Renesys is still piecing together the data that can confirm or deny much of what was reported through the course of the day Sunday in Libya, but one thing is clear: something very strange was going on with Tripoli residents' Internet access.

Syrian Internet Shutdown

Jim Cowie | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

Starting at 3:35 Coordinated Universal Time today, we observed that approximately two-thirds of all Syrian networks became unreachable from the global Internet.

What Libya Learned From Egypt

Jim Cowie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

Someone in Libya is still watching YouTube, even though the rest of the country is dark.

U.S. Politicizes Internet

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Just as in France, people in the US are learning that the freedom of the Net depends on groups they knew little of or didn't even know existed.