Egypt – No Signal

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Mobile, Politics, States | Posted on 29-01-2011

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Egypt - No SignalThe Associated Press is reporting that Egypt has suspended mobile phone services in some areas where protests are expected.

It’s disconcerting as this kind of thing bodes ill for everywhere. If the Egyptian government will cut the Internet nationwide and cut phones, who else will be willing to do so?

Cutting communications is something that you do against an enemy. What does that say about how the Egyptian government views its people?

Things are going from bad to worse.

Egypt – 404 Not Found

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Internet, Politics, States | Posted on 28-01-2011

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Egypt 404 Not FoundWell, in a rather stunning development in the Middle East turmoils, Egypt has shut down the Internet. Completely. As in none. Zero. Nadda. Zilch. Zippo. 404 Not Found.

The BBC has reported that amidst the protests there, the Egyptian government has shut the Internet off completely for the whole country.

Internet connections across Egypt appear to have been cut, as authorities gear up for a day of mass protest.

Net analysis firms and web watchers have reported that the vast majority of the country’s internet has become unreachable.

The unprecedented crack down will leave millions of Egyptians without internet access.

God only knows where they’ll get their porn now!