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The Evolution and Spread of Internet Shutdowns
In the past decade, authoritarian states have increasingly turned to internet shutdowns as a form of social control, writes Nithin Coca for Daily Dot:

"In Xinjiang, China, internet access was cut off for 10 months in the wake of violent riots in 2009. Two years later, the regime of Hosni Mubarak cut off internet access in Egypt to try to stem protests against his rule. Those two events triggered a domino effect of censorship worldwide, with governments taking drastic measures to clamp down on free speech online.

Once seen as a weapon of oppression yielded only by authoritarian regimes in specific regions, internet shutdowns have slowly crept into democracies around the world, including Somalia and India. More than 30 countries cut off access to the internet last year, according to Access Now, a global non-profit dedicated to an open and free internet...Internet shutdowns are also evolving, utilizing more sophisticated methods that have simultaneously made them both more common and harder to detect and counter. The spread of more frequent and complex shutdowns is a threat not only to human rights and democracy but also the future of the internet as we know it."
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5 days ago by dmcdev
RSF condemns DRC’s latest Internet blackout
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the internet was shut down across the entire country for a full day on Sunday, February 25 in response to opposition protests. In response, RSF calls on the DRC to cease the politically motivated shutdowns: "The entire country was deprived of the Internet from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m...while thousands of people marched through the streets of the capital, Kinshasa, and provincial cities in protest against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to stand down although his term of office has ended...'Once again, the authorities have used an opposition protest as grounds for giving the order to block all Internet communications,' RSF said. 'Preventing information from circulating does not help to limit the violence or conceal the crackdown on the protests. The Congolese people must not be deprived of its fundamental right to be informed.'"
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18 days ago by dmcdev
PostgreSQL: Documentation: 9.3: pg_ctl
pg_ctl start -D /usr/servergraph/pgsql_data
pg_ctl stop -D /usr/servergraph/pgsql_data
start  stop  shutdown  postgres  postgresql 
23 days ago by theskett
Shutdown circuit (use your own switch) – Mausberry Circuits
A small board/circuit to possibly use in modding the NESPi case.
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5 weeks ago by Brandonshire
The DR Congo is using a decades-old law to shut down the internet
Shutting down the internet and SMS has become a favorite tool of authoritarian governments across Africa in response to unrest, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo the government has relied on a 2002 telecom law to legitimize the shutdowns, Abdi Latif Dahir reports for Quartz. "Digital rights activists say a 16-year-old law has been instrumental in cracking down on internet accessibility. Passed in 2002, law No. 013/2002 (in French) governs the telecommunication sector and confers powers on the government to take charge of communication facilities in the interest of national security or public defense. Internet service providers, including Bharti Airtel and Orange Group, have often complied with government orders, fearing their licenses would be terminated if they refused to assent.

With an internet penetration of just 6.2%, the DR Congo has repeatedly cut off internet services to its more than 83 million people, blocked or throttled social media outlets, and surgically targeted services like WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and Skype in order to hamper communication among protesters while allowing businesses like banks to operate. In 2017, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa estimated the DR Congo was losing $2 million a day due to these shutdowns.

The latest restrictions came on Jan. 21 as Catholic church leaders called for peaceful protests against president Joseph Kabila’s 17-year rule. The new shutdown occurred less than a month after the New Year’s eve blackout, which lasted for about 48 hours as deadly violence rocked the country. Similar actions were taken in Aug. 2017, when authorities ordered internet capacity be slowed down so that it couldn’t be used to transmit images via social media ahead of nationwide strikes."
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7 weeks ago by dmcdev
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7 weeks ago by dalcrose
ISS Flight Operations are not affected by the . Public affairs are considered non-critical. NASA TV has st…
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7 weeks ago by dalcrose
(85) Jim Wright - Common misconception happening right now all over...
Common misconception happening right now all over social media, to wit: The military MUST get paid during a shutdown.


Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Military pay is part of the budget.


Specifically, the house, which by the Constitution controls the power of the purse, has not passed a budget. Nor has the president signed one. Nor has the previous budget been extended via a Continuing Resolution.

Thus, there is no budget.
pol  shutdown  econ 
7 weeks ago by wolfreporter

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