29 world leaders shut down the internet to civilians in 2020

March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Belarus to Myanmar, 29 countries suspended internet services in 2020, mainly during protests or elections, cutting off millions from vital information as the coronavirus pandemic raged, digital rights group Access Now said on Wednesday. Internet shutdowns prevented people in dozens of countries from working, studying, communicating and accessing …

40 million lost power on December 28 in Mexico

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mexico+population&gs_ivs=1#tts=0 Leaders of Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) on Tuesday blamed renewable energy and a brush fire for a massive Dec. 28 power outage that took 8,696 MW of electricity offline, causing about one-third of the country to lose power. Source: Mexico’s CFE Blames ‘Intermittent’ Renewable Generators for Massive Blackout - …

Pakistan: 212 million lose power

A breakdown in Pakistan's national power grid plunged the country into darkness on Saturday night, officials said. Source: Massive Blackout In Pakistan After National Power Grid Breakdown

DHS Combats Potential Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack | Homeland Security

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to prepare against ever evolving threats against the American homeland, most recently highlighting efforts to combat an Electromagnetic Pulse attack which could disrupt the electrical grid and potentially damage electronics. Today, the department is releasing the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Program Status Report as part of …

A million Rohingya stuck in refugee camps had internet cut for a year

Bangladesh will restore internet access to nearly a million Rohingya stuck in refugee camps "very soon", the government said Monday, on the eve of the third anniversary of their escape from Myanmar. Bangladesh will restore internet access to nearly a million Rohingya stuck in refugee camps "very soon", the government said Monday, on the eve …