In dozens of countries, governments rely on Internet shutdowns to hide repression

Our recent work suggests that shutdowns pose three major challenges for protest movements. Here’s what you need to know.

Protest movements rely increasingly on the Internet

Protest movements tend to grow rapidly and spontaneously without much prior in-person organization, making it difficult for protesters to revert to offline communication during an Internet blackout. As they become more established, many protest movements rely heavily on digital channels to reach new supporters.

Beyond coordination obstacles, shutdowns often are linked to violent repression. In a recent study, we analyzed how Internet accessibility enabled government-sanctioned violence in Syria. Throughout the Syrian conflict, the government of Bashar al-Assad has tightly controlled access to the Internet. While some of the country’s 14 governorates (a regional distinction) — such as Damascus and Latakia — have largely remained connected to the Internet, others have regularly been subjected to severe limitations and shutdowns.

Regional data on where the Internet

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Android Auto expands to dozens of countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia

Android Auto, the Google-powered software system for cars, is expanding to dozens of new markets around the world, the company announced. In the coming months, Android Auto will be available in 36 additional countries, including much of Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and a handful of countries in Africa.

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Here’s the list of countries that will soon be getting Android Auto:

  • Europe: Albania, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ukraine
  • Asia: Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia
  • Africa: Angola, Botswana

Google is effectively doubling the number of countries in the world where customers can access Android Auto. It’s a sign that the company is feeling bullish about the future of its vehicle interface. Google recently announced

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Global Computer Aided Design Software Market 2020 In-depth Research Studies on Products, Countries, Companies and Industry Segmentation by 2025

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Dec 02, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) — has recently published Global Computer Aided Design Software Market 2020 by Company, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025, assuming the historical data of the market to forecasts time-period from 2020 to 2025. The report thoroughly evaluates the current trends, market drivers, opportunities, and restraints to provide a clear understanding of the current market landscape of the global Computer Aided Design Software market. It thoroughly evaluates the current trends, market drivers, opportunities, and restraints. The report focuses on industry competitors, the sales channel, growth potential, market trends, industry product innovations, and the volume of size, market segments, and market share of the best performers or products.

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Present market trends and dynamics are evaluated which helps in planning the way of the global Computer Aided Design Software market.

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Amazon workers stage Black Friday protests in 15 countries


Amazon has hired hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle the spike in consumer demand. 

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A day after Amazon said it will give a holiday bonus to its front-line employees — those most at risk of contracting the coronavirus —  warehouse workers in multiple countries staged strikes and protests on Black Friday.

Full-time employees in the US from Dec. 1 to 31 are eligible for the $300 bonus, Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of retail operations, said Thursday in a company blog post. Part-time workers in the US employed during the same period will receive a $150 bonus, he said.

“Our teams are doing amazing work serving customers’

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Global Social Media Security Market Size by Production, Top Countries Import-Export and Consumption Forecast & Regional Analysis by 2024

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Nov 27, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global“Social Media Security Market”(2020-2026) status and position of worldwide and key regions, with perspectives of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries; this report analyses the topmost companies in worldwide and main regions, and splits the Social Media Security market by product type and applications/end industries.The Social Media Security market trend research process includes the analysis of different factors affecting the industry, with the government policy, competitive landscape, historical data, market environment, present trends in the market, upcoming technologies,technological innovation, and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, market barriers,opportunities, and challenges.

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The global Social Media Security market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2020 and 2026. In 2020, the

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These are the countries with the most affordable internet

Although the internet is available in almost every country around the globe subscription costs, internet speeds, and average salaries wildly differ. And some countries are getting a much better deal than others.

It might be a lifeline for many of us, but affordable broadband access depends on where you are and who you are. Cheap internet is one thing, but broadband needs to be affordable. ‘Cheap’ may not be enough to get you online if your wage is disproportionately low.

Chicago, IL-based financial funding provider NetCredit has worked out the average monthly wage around the world and used’s worldwide broadband price research to compare wages against the cost of a fixed-line broadband package in each location.

So which countries are getting the best – and worst deals on their broadband?

Yemen has the least affordable broadband deal in the world. A subscription costs US$2,466.67, which is 2792.56% of the

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Time-Sensitive Networking Market Size Rising at magnificent CAGR During 2020-2025 : Analysis of Key Players, Trends, Drivers and Top Countries Data

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Nov 21, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a Report, titled “COVID-19 Outbreak-Global “Time-Sensitive Networking Industry Market” Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive Landscape in 2020″ BrowseÂMarket data Tables and Figures spread throughÂ121 Pages and in-depth TOC onÂTime-Sensitive Networking Industry Market. Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of IEEE 802 Ethernet sub-standards that are defined by the IEEE TSN task group. These standards enable deterministic real-time communication over Ethernet.The Time-Sensitive Networking market revenue was Million USD in 2019, and will reach Million USD in 2025, with a magnificent CAGR during 2020-2025.

In COVID-19 outbreak, Chapter 2.2 of this report provides an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the Time-Sensitive Networking industry.

Chapter 3.7 covers the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 from the

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The Countries With the Least and Most Internet Freedom

Do Americans take their internet freedom for granted?

While the U.S. is one of the top 10 countries in the world for internet freedom, these freedoms have eroded in the past four years.

Federal, state, and local authorities in many cases responded in 2020 to nationwide protests for racial justice with intrusive surveillance, intimidation, and harassment, according to a report by Freedom House, a non-partisan, non profit organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. There were even some arrests for online activities.

Politicized disinformation, inflammatory content, and dangerous misinformation related to Covid-19, the November 2020 elections, and protests were other concerning issues in the U.S., the report on global internet freedom says.

Iceland remained the world’s best protector of internet freedom in 2020, according to the annual ranking by Freedom House. Users in Iceland enjoy near-universal connectivity, minimal restrictions on online content, and strong

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Global Data and Analytics Service Market Size Trends & Forecast to 2025 Industry Analysis By Regions, Type And Applications, Top Countries Analysis

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Nov 17, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Global Data and Analytics Service Market” 2020 report also supports to increase economies with the product distribution and to select best way of growing business. The Data and Analytics Service market report is designed with SWOT analysis, primary as well as secondary research methodologies, and the proper research techniques. Moreover, competitive landscape of the Data and Analytics Service market also provides with a detailed strategic analysis of the manufacturer’s performance and business.


Based on the Data and Analytics Service market development status, competitive landscape and development model in different regions of the world, this report is dedicated to providing niche markets, potential risks and comprehensive competitive strategy analysis in different fields. From the competitive advantages of different types

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Xbox Cloud Streaming Preview Coming To 4 New Countries, Including Australia

Four new countries are joining the Xbox Project xCloud preview program soon, and users will be able to stream select Xbox titles to mobile. Registration is available for the service from today, letting fans join the program and test out Xbox streaming from November 18.

Project xCloud runs games through custom Xbox One S hardware in Microsoft datacenters, and is currently only available on Android phones (although an iPhone workaround is available in some regions). Anyone who registers successfully will be able to test the service through the Xbox Game Streaming (Preview) app, found in the Google Play store.

The list of games supported varies depending on region, and is different from the US list. Here’s every game supported across the four regions:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Batman™: Arkham Knight (AU, BR, MX)
  • Black Desert (AU, BR, MX, JP)
  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (AU, BR, MX,
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