Iraqi govt blocks internet to disrupt insurgents

Tuesday 17 June 2014 | 10:58 CET | News
The Iraqi government has extended its clampdown on social media, blocking secure private communications channels to prevent Sunni militants from using them, Reuters reported. It said the government has banned virtual private networks (VPNs) and instructed mobile telephone operators to stop mobile data, including instant messaging services.

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