Recent Restrictions to the Internet in Bahrain

Added to the growing list of countries subjected to Internet restrictions in light of the MENA revolutions is Bahrain, whose citizens have experienced severe limitations to online access in the past two months. The Huffington Post reported in February that traffic from Bahrain has decreased anywhere from 10% to as much as 20% since January. [...]

Internet Filtering in the Jasmine Revolution

As protests and unrest continue to destabilize the Middle East and North Africa, the effects of these popular revolutions have predictably affected Internet access in these countries. Below is a list of recent filtering measures implemented by governments who continue to face opposition from their citizens. Internet traffic from Libya has been following a curfew [...]

China Lifts Ban on LinkedIn

Earlier last week, major media sources reported that China blocked popular professional networking site LinkedIn in the country. Bloggers and sources from China report that the ban was quickly lifted after only a day. Herdict received one inaccessibility report concerning the site on February 27 from Henan province. Popular opinion suggests that the government shut [...]