Internet blackout


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Internet blackout

(1) An outage on the Internet caused by an attack on a website, ISP or the Internet's domain naming system (DNS).

(2) An outage on the Internet due to an improper configuration of the Web server infrastructure.

(3) An organized outage on the Internet to make a protest. See Internet piracy.
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Reports said at least nine civilians were killed during protests last week, but the internet blackout has made it difficult to verify the claims.
According to Al Jazeera, the internet blackout in Sudan has already attracted the attention of the global media.
In a briefing to foreign diplomats in Khartoum on Sunday about the agreement reached with the opposition FFC, military council spokesperson and head of its political committee Shams al-Din Kabbashi explained the continuation of the internet blackout by the protection of the deal.
However, mobilising protesters has become a challenge since the raid, with military rulers imposing a widespread internet blackout.
Sudan's military rulers ordered the internet blackout as a security measure but it is harming the economy and humanitarian operations in the African nation of 40 million.
Amidst an internet blackout in most parts of the country, Sudanese people are tirelessly protesting the ongoing atrocities carried out by the ruling military council around the country.
Journalists did, however, confirm a heavy buildup of riot police and a mobile internet blackout Sunday night in the town of Karaj, just west of Tehran, which has been a focal point of unrest.
This policy change is the latest in several made by Ahmed's new Government which include ending an internet blackout and freeing political prisoners.
Algeria suffered an internet blackout to stop cheating in
The backlash towards print has expanded into the online sphere, with Cameroon subject to a 93-day internet blackout earlier this year.
Last week, the United States witnessed an 11 hour internet blackout after a concerted web attack that affected vast regions of the East Coast and eventually made its way to parts of Europe as well.
Last Friday morning saw the largest internet blackout in US history.
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