Alex Brammer


Alex Brammer
Alex BrammerResearcher

Alex is a former member of our Research team.

Articles by Alex Brammer


New Study Suggests Major European ISPs Blocking BitTorrent Traffic

New Study Suggests Major European ISPs Blocking BitTorrent Traffic

A new study suggests that several major ISPs are blocking BitTorrent traffic on mobile networks

Hong Kong ISPs Write Open Letter Against Internet Restrictions

Hong Kong ISPs Write Open Letter Against Internet Restrictions

The ISPs have preempted attempts to repress the internet during Hong Kong’s historic pro-democracy protests

Biggest US Wireless Carriers Found to Be Throttling Video Streaming in Wake of Net Neutrality Repeal

Biggest US Wireless Carriers Found to Be Throttling Video Streaming in Wake of Net Neutrality Repeal

Researchers observed that video content from services including Netflix and YouTube was routinely throttled outside of peak hours

Google, Apple and Mozilla Block Kazakhstan’s HTTPS Interception Attempts

Google, Apple and Mozilla Block Kazakhstan’s HTTPS Interception Attempts

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari will no longer work with the Kazakhstan government’s root certificate

Turkish Court Orders ISPs to Block Independent News Outlets

Turkish Court Orders ISPs to Block Independent News Outlets

An Ankara court has ordered Turkish internet service providers to block access to 136 websites, including several news sites and their social media accounts

Kashmir Taken Completely Offline After India Revokes Special Constitutional Status

Kashmir Taken Completely Offline After India Revokes Special Constitutional Status

The Indian government revoked Kashmir’s special status after 70 years of independence, leading to civil unrest and an internet shutdown

Turkey Grants Radio and Television Watchdog Sweeping New Powers Over Internet

Turkey Grants Radio and Television Watchdog Sweeping New Powers Over Internet

The Turkish radio and television authorities now have power over streaming platforms and online news outlets

Five Eyes Nations Call for Introduction of Encryption Backdoors

Five Eyes Nations Call for Introduction of Encryption Backdoors

A group of five national intelligence agencies concluded that encryption backdoors were necessary despite technical issues

Project Dragonfly, Google’s Censored Search Engine for China, Has Been Terminated

Project Dragonfly, Google’s Censored Search Engine for China, Has Been Terminated

Google’s VP of Public Policy Karan Bhatia told the US Senate that the project has been terminated and employees working on it have been reassigned

Virgin Media Mistakenly Overblocks Popular Image-Sharing Site Imgur

Virgin Media Mistakenly Overblocks Popular Image-Sharing Site Imgur

The UK ISP blocked the image-sharing site citing the presence of child abuse content