Tag: Protest

tens of thousands protest against coup despite internet blackout

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Myanmar in the first major demonstrations since the military seized power, despite a nationwide internet blackout imposed to stifle dissent.

In the main city Yangon on Saturday, protesters chanted “down with the military dictatorship” and carried images of the ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint, whose party won a landslide election in November. The military detained both in raids early on Monday morning and they have not been seen in public since.

Witnesses told Reuters that demonstrators gathered again on Sunday, with thousands of marchers

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Musk’s Internet-From-Space Subsidy at Risk as Rivals Protest

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission faces pressure from rural internet service providers to deny a planned $886 million subsidy to Elon Musk’s SpaceX for beaming broadband to underserved areas from outer space.



a large building: A Falcon 9 rocket is displayed outside the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) headquarters .


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A Falcon 9 rocket is displayed outside the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) headquarters .

Even before winning a competition for the funds, SpaceX had set up its service and begun launching satellites. More than 1,000 of the Starlink craft are now aloft, providing service to test subscribers. The company says its system “is uniquely positioned to deliver high-quality broadband service

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