“A United Nations report said Friday that disconnecting people from the internet is a human rights violation and against international law,” David Kravets reports for Wired.
“The report railed against France and the United Kingdom, which have passed laws to remove accused copyright scofflaws from the internet,” Kravets reports. “It also protested blocking internet access to quell political unrest.”
Kravets reports, “The report, by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, comes the same day an internet-monitoring firm detected that two thirds of Syria’s internet access has abruptly gone dark, in what is likely a government response to unrest in that country.”
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