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China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users

Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on November 2, 2018.Thomas Peter/Getty Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small percentage of Chinese internet users […]

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The New New World: Censoring China’s Internet, for Stability and Profit

Supported by the new new world Censoring China’s Internet, for Stability and Profit Thousands of low-wage workers in “censorship factories” trawl the online world for forbidden content, where even a photo of an empty chair could cause big trouble. ImageCreditCreditJialun Deng By Li Yuan Jan. 2, 2019 查看本文中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Li Chengzhi had a lot to learn […]

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CenturyLink is scrambling to address internet and phone outages nationwide

ANWAR AMRO / AFPANWAR AMRO / AFP CenturyLink customers across the nation are experiencing phone and internet outages. The website, downdetector.com, which detects technology outages in real time, reports that customers have been impacted in Albuquerque, Denver, Seattle, Boise, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and parts of Montana. Some local news stations are reporting that […]

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U.S. internet satellite service OneWeb offers to sell minority stake to Russia

MOSCOW (By Maria Kolomychenko, Reuters) – U.S. satellite start-up OneWeb has offered to sell a minority stake to Russia, a move it hopes will allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s plan to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, three sources familiar with the matter said. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in October it […]

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Internet providers are joining Trump’s DOJ in suing California over net neutrality

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) is the defendant in the industry lawsuit. (Jae C. Hong/AP) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 3 at 5:16 PM Internet providers have sued the state of California in an effort to block its new net neutrality law from going into effect, adding […]

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Verizon customers in four cities are officially getting 5G-based Internet service today

Verizon Communications 5G wireless signage is displayed at the company’s booth during the Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles on Sept. 12. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 1 at 12:19 PM The era of 5G technology is officially here. Verizon has begun to […]