Internet access

January 17, 2020 - 4:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals. The Justice Ministry said that investigators will need a court's approval to use the technique and will only be...
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Indians shout slogans during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act after Friday prayers outside a mosque in Kolkata, India, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have left more than 10 people dead and more than 4,000 others detained. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
December 21, 2019 - 5:04 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have stepped up phone and mobile internet shutdowns in some parts of the country in an effort to thwart a groundswell of protests over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Student-led protests that have galvanized a large section of the Indian public have...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian participates in a panel discussion on media freedom at United Nations headquarters. A U.S. federal judge on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, awarded Rezaian and his family nearly $180 million in their lawsuit against Iran over his captivity and torture while being held on internationally criticized espionage charges. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 23, 2019 - 8:41 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. federal judge has awarded a Washington Post journalist and his family nearly $180 million in their lawsuit against Iran over his 544 days in captivity and torture while being held on internationally criticized espionage charges. The order in the case filed...
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Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Minister for Climate Justice Danielle Rowley visit the National Mining Museum at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, Scotland, Thursday Nov, 14, 2019, on the General Election campaign trail. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 6:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former phone monopoly BT to provide free fiber optic broadband. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who outlined...
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This screen grab from the website deny.smartpb.net and provided by Censored Planet, a lab at the University of Michigan, shows the website is blocked in Russia. A study by University of Michigan researchers shows Russia is succeeding in imposing a highly effective internet censorship regime across thousands of disparate, privately owned providers in an effort also aimed at making government snooping pervasive. The website address “deny.smartpb.net” translated to English states, “We apologize, but this resource is blocked by decision of state authorities.” The provider includes an ad for wireless television and 30-days free as a gift. (Censored Planet via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is succeeding in imposing a highly effective internet censorship regime across thousands of disparate, privately owned providers in an effort also aimed at making government snooping pervasive, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by University of Michigan...
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Meskel Square stands empty in central Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ethiopia's government foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital and the country's military chief was shot dead, the prime minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday in a TV announcement. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
July 02, 2019 - 6:51 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has begun restoring internet access Tuesday, 10 days after it was cut following the assassinations of six top government officials. On June 22, attackers shot and killed the Amhara governor and two other officials. On the same night in Addis Ababa, the country'...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an event in Washington. Pai announced during a Senate hearing Wednesday, June 12, that he wants phone and cable companies to be more specific about where they offer service and for maps to incorporate public feedback. A vote is planned in August. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 12, 2019 - 1:15 pm
U.S. telecom regulators are trying to fix faulty maps that don't reflect which Americans have access to high-speed internet. Lawmakers and public-interest groups have lambasted the Federal Communications Commission for inaccurate maps that overstate coverage and hinder government efforts to...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advantage of the internet in the school's library. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an event with President Donald Trump on the deployment of 5G technology in the United States, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. Pai says he plans to recommend the agency approve the $26.5 billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, saying it’ll speed up 5G deployment in the U.S. Pai also said Monday, May 20 that the combination will help bring faster mobile broadband to rural Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 20, 2019 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile...
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In this Friday, April 5, 2019, photo, Kelly Povroznik grabs a few carrots from inside her storage space to give to her horses in their pasture outside of Clarksburg, W.Va. Povroznik teaches an online college course that has been hampered by slow connections on her computer and phone. There is widespread agreement that expanding broadband internet in rural America is desperately needed. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson)
April 15, 2019 - 1:18 pm
There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to her...
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