US & Canada

Officials arrest 338 worldwide in dark web child porn bust

The website relied on the bitcoin cryptocurrency to sell access to videos depicting child sexual abuse.

Officials arrest 338 worldwide in dark web child porn bust

Opinion

Internet restrictions would only exacerbate Hong Kong's problems

An internet shutdown would not only hurt the city's economy, but also encourage more violence.

Samuel Woodhams

by Samuel Woodhams

Samuel Woodhams

AJ Impact

Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech

The decision will be seen as a win for EU regulators, who want US tech giants to meet tightened standards over content.

Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech

In the Field

'I don't want to quit': Treating gaming addiction in Japan

With more and more young people addicted to online video games, is there a way to treat the disease?

The Listening Post

Reporting the Kashmir lockdown: 'What sort of normalcy is this?'

A look at how Indian and international media tell the Kashmir story amid the communications blackout.

The Listening Post

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

A look at why the market for Virtual Private Networks has expanded, enabling users to spread and access information.

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

Iran

Twitter suspends accounts of Iranian media outlets

Twitter suspends accounts belonging to IRNA, Mehr and YJC, reportedly for harassing people who follow the Baha'i faith.

Twitter suspends accounts of Iranian media outlets

Sudan

Mobile internet access slowly restored in Sudan

Access to the service was interrupted following a deadly crackdown on protesters outside the army headquarters in June.

AJ IMPACT

Outrage over Ethiopia's continuing internet blackout

NetBlocks, NGO monitoring internet censorship, estimates Ethiopians lose at least $4.5m each day the internet is cut.

Internet

How authorities shut down the internet

Sudan's internet blackout has gained global attention, but it is not unique. Shutdowns are on the rise around the world.

Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

Talk to Al Jazeera

UN investigator David Kaye: Break up Facebook, Google

David Kaye, UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, on the state of free speech and policing the internet.

Human Rights

How can gaming be used to promote peace?

The Stream chats with developers about using games to build communities and tackle important social issues.

How can gaming be used to promote peace?

China

Tiananmen Square protests and China's fight for internet control

Since President Xi took power in 2012, China has launched an unprecedented crackdown on online freedom.

Tiananmen Square protests and China's fight for internet control

Cuba

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

The deal is aimed at speeding up connectivity to help bring communications on the island into the 21st century.

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

Counting the Cost

World wide web at 30: What's next for the web?

World wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee discusses censorship, data privacy and the state of the internet today.