“Time for some Internet Problems in Duraz”: Bahraini ISPs Impose Internet Curfew in Protest Village

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This post outlines evidence strongly suggesting Bahraini ISPs Batelco and Zain have been deliberately and covertly disabling fixed-line and mobile Internet services every night in Duraz, an area in which there are ongoing protests.   1. Executive Summary   Since 23 June 2016, residents of Duraz and neighboring villages along Budaiya Road been complaining of… Read more »

Leading Bahraini ISPs are Blocking Telegram Traffic

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  Telegram is a mobile phone app that allows users to exchange private messages, and also create and join public channels where messages may be disseminated more widely.  Any Telegram user can create and advertise a public channel, and share links, images, and messages with channel members, in a manner similar to a public Twitter… Read more »

Bahrain Watch Issues Urgent Advice for Activists to Stop Using @Zello Due to Security Flaw

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Bahrain Watch understands that the Zello Walkie Talkie mobile app is widely used by youth activists in Bahrain.  The app allows users to create groups (called channels), and then exchange audio messages from the group.   We are greatly concerned by reports that 15 individuals who were members of three different Zello channels were arrested… Read more »

Two years before airport arrest, @Takrooz was favorite target of #Bahrain Cyber Crime Unit

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On Wednesday, news broke that prolific anti-government Tweep @Takrooz was arrested by authorities upon his return to Bahrain.  His Twitter account, with nearly 18,000 followers and 100,000 tweets, became unavailable after his arrest.  Police charged @Takrooz with “inciting hatred against the regime” for his social media activity.  He was beloved by many for his cowboy… Read more »