Many of the sites tried taking down the videos as they were uploaded but were overwhelmed. Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos in the 24 hours after the incident, though many managed to evade detection. On Reddit, a post featuring the video was viewed more than one million timesContinue Reading

A court in Belarus on Friday sentenced a Russian law student whose boyfriend is a prominent dissident to six years in a penal colony, nearly a year after the country’s authorities diverted a commercial flight to Minsk in order to arrest them. In a statement, the Belarusian court said itContinue Reading

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, election officials and federal police have been trying to get a response from Telegram, the fast-growing messaging app, for months. It turned out, all they had to do was ban it. On Friday, Brazil’s Supreme Court blocked Telegram in the country becauseContinue Reading

Brazil’s approach is notable for how it seeks to force companies that provide the backbone of the internet to block Telegram’s web traffic. The policy even covers people who try to use software to get around the ban by routing their web traffic through other countries. Mr. de Moraes saidContinue Reading

President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the leaders of three NATO-member countries who traveled into the war-torn capital of Ukraine for an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday and urged others to do the same. The leaders from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia who traveled to Kyiv “fear nothing,” Mr. Zelensky said afterContinue Reading

Millions of ordinary people in Iran and Israel recently found themselves caught in the crossfire of a cyberwar between their countries. In Tehran, a dentist drove around for hours in search of gasoline, waiting in long lines at four gas stations only to come away empty. In Tel Aviv, aContinue Reading