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Read the latest blog posts on the Pulse Blog:
Tracking Internet Shutdowns
Internet shutdowns harm societies, economies and the global Internet infrastructure – that’s why we’re tracking disruptions on the Internet Society Pulse platform. There are thousands of disruptions to Internet access every day all over the world, but not all of them are the result of deliberate shutdowns. Lengthy outages are usually the result of technical errors, […]
Uzbeks celebrate birthday of .uz by deploying DNSSEC
The administrators of the Uzbek country-code top-level-domain (ccTLD) are celebrating the 26th birthday of .uz in the best way possible: by deploying DNSSEC. In their announcement of this happy news, UZINFOCOM highlight that the .uz ccTLD now boasts 92,000 registered domains, having grown by over 50% in just the last three years. The celebrations include the release […]
Opposing Shutdowns Proactively
Several governments around the world turn to limiting or shutting down access to the Internet as an easy solution to quell potential local problems. In the past few years, we’ve noticed that Internet shutdowns occur around periods of local unrest, elections, or national school/university exams. We have also noticed that shutdowns rarely serve their purpose […]