WorldViews: internet

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/04/2013

The entire world is increasingly using Facebook

You may be at war, but you're friends on Facebook.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  internet

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Russias secret new Internet blacklist

More than 180 sites have been blocked so far.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  internet, Russia

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/08/2012

What its like to use the Internet in China

During its big leadership transition, the Chinese government keeps watch online.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:58 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Chinese Internet, internet, Understanding China

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Anchor falls on Internet in East Africa, disrupts access in six countries

The accident has disrupted a large part of Internet access in six countries.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:54 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, East Africa, Internet, fiber optic cable

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Pakistan places ad calling for bids for national Internet filtering and blocking system

The ad, posted by the Ministry of Information Technology in Pakistani newspapers, urges “filtering and blocking” of Web content.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Internet, firewall, web censorship

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Iranians using proxy servers 10 times more than they were last year

Despite the partial Internet blackout in Iran, there is some evidence that people are still finding their way online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Internet, web censorship

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Iran gets back e-mail access, but other sites remain blacked out ahead of protest

E-mail access is back up, but other sites remain down ahead of a planned protest Feb. 14.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, internet, web censorship

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Iran begins blocking access to Gmail, other sites

The Post’s Thomas Erdbrink reports what it’s like to not be able to access Web sites in Iran.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, web censorship, Google, National Internet

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 01/18/2012

What Internet censorship looks like around the world

SOPA-style Internet censorship isn’t just an American affair.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:41 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Internet censorship, SOPA

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Where memes begin: An interview with Josh Fonner, whose photo was used for two popular memes

An interview with Josh Fonner, whose photo was used for two popular memes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Internet culture, memes, Josh Fronner

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 12/14/2011

SOPA denounced by newspaper journalists, too

Wednesday, the American Newspaper Editors Association sent Congress a letter to ask that it stop SOPA.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:57 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, SOPA, internet freedom, newspapers

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Facebook, Google tell India they won’t screen for derogatory content

Facebook and Google say they won’t screen and remove offensive content about religious figures and political leaders.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Internet freedom, Facebook, Google, Kapil Sibal

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011

At London cyber conference, Britain accused of doublespeak

As Foreign Minister William Hague spoke about Internet freedom Tuesday, some said his remarks were at odds with the the government reaction to the London riots.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  world, U.K., cyber-security, internet freedom

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Mexican cartel decapitates Web commenter in latest string of Internet attacks

An Internet commenter was decapitated in the latest example of violence by drug cartels against those who speak out online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mexico, drug war, Internet