Tracking Iranian Censorship with ASL 19

On June 14, 2013, Iran is going to hold their presidential elections, an event we are watching very carefully.  During the previous election in 2009, the government cracked down even further on the already limited online freedoms.  This included briefly shutting down the Internet as a whole.  In the intervening years, Iran has taken their […]

The Balkanisation of the Internet

This month it was reported that Syria had once again blocked access to the internet. Both Google and Renesys, an internet monitoring service, reported the outage. The incident comes after a similar blackout in November of last year, when activists were attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Last year’s blackout was blamed on ‘terrorism,’ while this […]

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