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How You Get Nicknamed "Mubarak": Woman Out Scavenging for Copper Takes All of Armenia Offline

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 7 2011

From the quickly-filling "Internet Fragility" file comes a BBC report that a complete Internet outage that hit Armenia in late March was traced to a Georgian woman who was hunting for copper: The cables, owned ... Read More

The Libyan Internet's So-Gray-It's-Almost-Blackout

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 8 2011

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Will They Come for Mitt.ly? (Updated)

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 6 2010

Ben Metcalfe warns that folks should think twice about making use of ".ly" domain names, after, it seems, the Libyan domain registry that manages that top-level domain, or TLD, refused to re-new Violet Blue's ... Read More

To Prep for Protests, Iran Chokes Internet, Blocks Gmail

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 11 2010

Those running the show in Iran are throttling back that country's Internet access in advance of huge protests expected today, the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Republic. Slowing Internet traffic to the ... Read More