Syria goes mostly offline as protests intensify

Crossposted from the OpenNet Initiative Renesys is reporting that as of 3:35 UTC (6:35 local time) on Friday, June 3, the majority of Syrian networks were disconnected from the global Internet. A graph shows the dramatic drop in reachable networks: Renesys documented a rapid decrease in the number of globally reachable Syrian networks on June [...]

Guatemala takes dubious top honor

One of the questions we’ve been asking ourselves over here at Herdict is “How effective are we at monitoring filtering on the web in real time?”  Today we’ve encountered a new data point. It appears that Guatemala has begun filtering the popular blogging site WordPress. And, Herdict has been right there tracking the blockage. The [...]

Herdict Reports Show Twitter Blocked in China

A flurry of reports from China has reached Herdict in the past 24 hours, noting that popular microblogging site Twitter has been blocked across the country. Rebekah from The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) reported on the phenomenon this morning, explaining: In preparation for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Thursday, China has blocked [...]

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