Myanmar draft cybersecurity law adds to protests over coup

BANGKOK — A draft cybersecurity law due to be implemented in Myanmar has raised protests that it will be used to quash dissent rather than protect privacy. Human rights advocates issued statements Friday urging the country’s military leaders to drop the plan and end internet disruptions that have intensified since a Feb. 1 coup. The […]

India chides Twitter for not complying with blocking orders

India has chided Twitter for not complying with its orders to remove certain accounts and content, warning it “must respect” Indian laws “irrespective of Twitter’s own rules and guidelines.” By SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated Press February 11, 2021, 5:31 AM • 2 min read NEW DELHI — India has chided Twitter for not complying with its […]

Twitter suspends more India accounts amid free speech debate

Twitter has suspended a portion of Indian accounts after it was served with several separate blocking orders by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the last 10 days related to massive farmer protests By KRUTIKA PATHI Associated Press February 10, 2021, 9:20 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s new military authorities appeared to have cut most access to the internet on Saturday as they faced a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government. Numerous internet users noted a slow disappearance of data services, especially from mobile service providers, that accelerated sharply […]

Internet access restored as Myanmar coup protests grow

YANGON, Myanmar — As enthusiastic crowds of tens of thousands marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday to protest last week’s coup ousting Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, their spirits were lifted by the return of internet services that had been blocked a day earlier. Separate protests that began in various […]