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To combat social media, another important weapon for the demonstrators, outside experts and people living in the country say the government has coordinated a blockage of certain communications websites and unplugged internet access entirely to parts of the country.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/01/...rnet.shutdown/

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Not only Internet access has been disrupted by government order in Egypt as protesters continue to clash with police in anti-government demonstrations. The Egyptian government's blackout extends to mobile phone operators, who have been ordered to suspend service in some areas.
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But Egypt's Internet isolation is not complete. One service provider -- Noor Data Networks, a provider used by the Egyptian Stock Exchange -- is unaffected.

Twelve hours after the Internet shutdown began, the Egyptian Stock Exchange website was still accessible from outside the country.

On Twitter, a growing number of users, most of whom seem to be located outside of Egypt, are calling for users with a Wi-Fi router on Noor's ADSL or dial-up service to remove the password and share their Internet access with other users.

All told, about 88 percent of Egypt's networks have been cut off, according a blog entry on the Web site of network monitoring toolmaker, BGPmon.

Another network monitoring company Arbor Network, has posted a graphic illustrating the dramatic cut-off in traffic to and from Egypt.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/21805...ml?tk=rel_news

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/28/egypt.html

http://bgpmon.net/blog/?p=450
Edited by nodeuce - 1/28/11 at 2:43pm
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post #2 of 15
I bet the hackers in Egypt are craking up the old style FidoNet, which the government really can't crack down on without taking out telephone service.
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More and more govts are blocking out internet.... China, Australia, Egypt, Iran... its only a matter of time until it hits the USA in the name of national security. Ugh... I hate what the world has come to.
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the US will NEVER shut down the internet. it generates WAY too much money
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Australia haven't done anything to the internet yet. The government is building a new fibre network and they think they're going to filter the whole internet for illegal content like child abuse etc. Most people here think it's pretty stupid and won't work. I doubt they'll ever get around to doing anything.
Other countries like China have full censorship of whatever the government doesn't like.

Former US vice president Dick Cheney started NSA data surveillance which includes the internet as part of the war on terror, so America your government is spying on you!
Edited by Ding Chavez - 1/28/11 at 2:53pm
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Do not make up your own title; use only the title the source indicated by the title tag uses for its article.
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the US will NEVER shut down the internet. it generates WAY too much money
i wouldn't count on it.
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the US will NEVER shut down the internet. it generates WAY too much money
The government cannot and won't. Those providing the internet would be happy though to limit your experience if it generated more revenue for themselves. And that's their job so I don't blame them.
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More and more govts are blocking out internet.... China, Australia, Egypt, Iran... its only a matter of time until it hits the USA in the name of national security. Ugh... I hate what the world has come to.
Well it's not just the governments waging war on the internet. Don't place the blame solely on them when it happens.
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Isn't this Kinda like Politic which is against OCN TOA?

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