Reporter's Notebook

Facebook, Russian trolls and the new era of information warfare

The use of social media to influence the 2016 US presidential race and other recent elections has revealed new threats these platforms pose for democracy.

Internet

Rising internet shutdowns aimed at 'silencing dissent'

Governments around the world are increasingly cutting off internet access in the wake of people's protests.

Rising internet shutdowns aimed at 'silencing dissent'

Cameroon

Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions

In an attempt to quell criticism, the government of Cameroon continues to shut down social media and messaging apps.

Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions

United States

What's next in the net neutrality battle?

Critics prepare to legally challenge the Restoring Internet Freedom order saying it will block certain data streams.

What's next in the net neutrality battle?

The Listening Post

Deadly rumours: India's WhatsApp dilemma

We explore a dangerous, and at times deadly, trend in India's most widely-used messaging service.

Counting the Cost

Online streaming wars: Behind the Disney-Fox deal

With the purchase of 21st Century Fox, Hollywood heavyweight Walt Disney takes on technology titans in streaming wars.

Internet

What is net neutrality and why it matters

The FCC votes to end the 2015 Open Internet Order. Here's a guide to net neutrality and why it matters.

What is net neutrality and why it matters

Internet

Regulators vote to repeal US net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Agency decision ends era of open internet, which required unbiased data protections in the US.

FCC votes to repeal US net neutrality rules

Internet

Will US net neutrality's end harm the poor?

With FCC vote fixed for December 14, pro-open internet advocates fear net neutrality's end will deepen digital divide.

Will US net neutrality's end harm the poor?

Internet

Digital advocates decry US plan to end net neutrality

Open Internet advocates say the end of net neutrality would favour 'deep-pocketed' Internet service providers.

Digital advocates decry US plan to end net neutrality

Internet

'For the seventh year, freedom has been in decline'

Freedom House report blames governments for using a range of tools to strangle the idealistic potential of the internet.

Counting the Cost

China 2.0: Xi Jinping and the PRC's economic future

How President Xi Jinping wants to reboot China's economy with robotics, electric cars and control of the internet.

Counting the Cost

Internet privacy in a digital economy

With consumer data more readily available to companies than ever before, are current laws enough to protect end users?

Internet privacy in a digital economy

Asia

Internet shutdowns raise free speech concerns in India

Government cites security reasons for blocking internet use after incidents of civil unrest.

Internet shutdowns raise free speech concerns in India

Palestine

Palestinian Authority releases jailed activist on bail

Hebron-based human rights activist Issa Amro released following detention by PA under new 'electronic crimes' law.

Palestinian Authority frees jailed activist