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Alp Toker
Technologist, director • fellow 2017 Freedom of Expression Awardee • tracking information controls
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NetBlocks.org 4h
This year blocked YouTube after a video critical of the military went viral, and internet disruptions during protests have resumed only months after Bouteflika’s departure. explores what this means for the upcoming elections 📰
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Amnesty Iraq Dec 6
Alarming reports of 22-yr-old photographer Zaid Mohammed Al-Khafaji who was abducted this morning outside his home in by unknown actors after returning from protests. Local authorities have denied knowledge of the incident or his whereabouts. That is not good enough!
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Civil Rights Defenders Dec 2
Our partner organisation monitors internet shutdowns globally. When visiting us in Stockholm last week, their director of research , spoke to about the methods governments use to block the internet (in Swe)
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Alp Toker Dec 1
Replying to @RAFConingsby
Update: RAF spokesperson places scrambling of Typhoons at 4:09 as part of the UK's Quick Reaction Alert procedures. Slight variation in sonic boom reports explained by multiple jets (4:15-4:20) and time it takes sound to travel. Good job on a difficult intercept
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Alp Toker Nov 30
Timestamped recordings place the at 4:18. FR24 locates N725SH approaching northeast by that time, right over the City within the next 60 seconds. Assuming timings are accurate that wouldn't leave much time to save the crown jewels 😕
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Alp Toker Nov 30
That sound? Here's what happened: ▶️ ~03:50 ATC loses comms w. N725SH from Tel Aviv ▶️ 04:00 RAF Coningsby scrambles Typhoons to meet unresponsive aircraft ▶️ 04:18 felt across & home counties ▶️ 04:20 N725SH safely passes central London, flies on
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NetBlocks.org Nov 29
Did you know? Each NetBlocks report is validated against multiple datasets and cross-checked by at least two ground sources. Thanks to of in Sweden for taking a look behind the scenes this morning as we monitored /📽
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NetBlocks.org Nov 29
As ’s Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi announces plans to resign, real-time network data show that the scene of yesterday's mass-killing in remains under the cloak of internet disruptions that have been limiting coverage for 35 hours; incident ongoing⏱⚠️
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NetBlocks.org Nov 28
When the internet is cut, rights violations begin: our director of research steps through the crisis of just-in-time shutdowns in and demonstrating a causal relationship with loss of life and violence [' panel with , & ]
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NetBlocks.org Nov 28
Internet shutdowns present a unique challenge for fact-checking organizations: 's at looks at what it takes to send a fact check to in the midst of an information vacuum 📡✅
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NetBlocks.org Nov 28
Confirmed: Internet access has been disrupted in , southern since 5:30 am local time amid reports of army deployment and live fire against protesters with several killed; incident ongoing 📉⚠️
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Femi Oke Nov 27
When you turn the Internet off in Iran the rest of the world will notice. Below, impressive data reporting from the team . HT . Today we discuss the fallout from the . We're live at 1930GMT.
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David Gilbert Nov 26
Replying to @netblocks @atoker
But we still don’t know the full picture. director says connectivity is patchy at best and “for all intents, Iran’s Internet shutdown has not ended and the incident is ongoing”
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Isik Mater Nov 25
Founder of internet observatory receiving fellowship - dedicates it to all the people shut down right now without a voice in Iran, Iraq, Kashmir and around the world
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Adriana Freitas Nov 25
Now generated new database advocacy for right to info by supporting citizen From Turkey internet Impacted by flood and wars Opening Ceremony
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NetBlocks.org Nov 24
Update: It has been 200 hours since shut off the internet amid public protests in dozens of cities. Basic connectivity is returning, but many users now face a that restricts access to the outside world 📈⚠️ 📰
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NetBlocks.org Nov 24
's Orwellian regime of internet censorship: Nightly internet curfews, 50 days of social media blocking and connectivity that turns off after political leaders' speeches while killings are covered up We spoke with / 📰
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NetBlocks.org Nov 24
In the 186th hour of 's national internet shutdown, mobile connectivity remains scarce while fixed-line/wifi is still shut in several regions. Follow restoration with the new mobile connectivity estimation live chart 📈
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NetBlocks.org Nov 23
Confirmed: Internet access is being restored in after a weeklong internet shutdown amid widespread protests; real-time network data show national connectivity now up to 64% of normal levels as of shutdown hour 163 📈📵 📰
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Alp Toker Nov 23
New improved temporospatial mapping engine. This visualization is back with enhancements after a half year hiatus
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