SOURCE: TechnologyScience.ca

On July 23rd, people in the village of Duraz, Bahrain began having serious internet problems — mobile networks ground to a halt and landline connections were unusable. The outages continued for nearly three weeks, occurring from 7PM to 1AM every night, and they began just three days after residents took to the streets of Duraz in peaceful protest against the government. Bahrain’s three telecoms offered no explanation for the localized blackout, saying only that they were working to fix it, but a new report suggests that it was ordered by the government, in what researchers call “a new form of information control.”

The report, published today by the advocacy group Bahrain Watch, provides detailed evidence that 3G and 4G towers owned by…

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