Eurasia / Tech

Iran claims victory over unrest, so why’s it not making good on promise to reconnect internet?

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2019

UN official says: "Fundamentally, I don't think we’ve a very good sense of what's happening on the ground right now."

When protests subside internet will return says Iran’s government

bne IntelliNews November 19, 2019

Amid online blackout, death tolls as high as 200 suggested. UN alarmed at alleged use of live ammunition. State broadcaster praises web disconnection for denying foreign media content for stirring up anti-regime sentiment.

Growth of popular unrest in Kazakhstan ‘met by throttling of internet freedom’

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2019

Watchdog Freedom House says country has in past year experienced one of world’s worst deteriorations in online liberties.

Georgia’s Bitcoin mining “sucking its power grid dry”

bne IntelliNews November 6, 2019

Grey economy businesses “patronised by high-ranking officials” have set up in Svaneti region where locals receive free electricity because of the degree of hardship.