Duraz Internet Shutdown has cost residents more than 100,000 Bahraini Dinars (about 265,000 USD)

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Last month, a Bahrain Watch investigation found that since 20 June 2016, telecom companies in Bahrain have been deliberately shutting off internet service in the village of Duraz from 7:00 pm-1:00 am on a daily basis by disabling cell towers and dropping about 90% of packets on fixed-line connections.  Bahrain Watch has continued to track… Read more »

Bahrain Watch launches #200MoreStories to Commemorate 200 Years of UK-­Bahrain “Friendship”

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Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch Website:    https://200morestoriesbahrain.wordpress.com/     Commemorating 200 Years of UK-­Bahrain “Friendship” – British Council Fails to Launch #200Stories, Bahrain Watch launches #200MoreStories   Bahrain Watch today announces the launch of its new website, #200MoreStories, which casts a critical eye on British-Bahrain relations. The website is a response to the British Council’s competition… Read more »

Ongoing Internet Curfew in Duraz for more than 100 Days

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In August, Bahrain Watch published a report providing technical evidence that Bahrain’s ISPs were deliberately disrupting fixed-line connections, and shutting down mobile data services, every night between 7:00PM and 1:00AM in the village of Duraz.  The village has been the site of ongoing protests since 20 June 2016, when Bahrain’s government revoked the citizenship of Sheikh Isa Qassim, one of… Read more »

Security Alert: iOS Bug Paves The Way for Hackers

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An extraordinary report co-authored by Bahrain Watch member Bill Marczak and his colleague at Citizen Lab, John Scott-Railton, has revealed a rare zero-day security vulnerability in the iPhone that can be exploited to remotely jailbreak an iPhone and install complex spyware, turning the phone into digital spy in your pocket.   The vulnerability was discovered when Ahmed Mansoor,… Read more »