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Egypt Internet Outage

Watching and Calculating, African Governments Learn From the Arab Spring

Ben Cole | Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology
Ben Cole

As the Arab Spring continues to roar, many African governments have begun taking strong stances on Internet freedoms, even before most of their populations have had the chance to experience the free and open Internet.

Egypt Government Found 'Off' Switch For Internet

New York Times | JAMES GLANZ and JOHN MARKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Epitaphs for the Mubarak government all note that the mobilizing power of the Internet was one of the Egyptian opposition's most potent weapons. But q...

Two Days in Cairo

Benjamin Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin Rosenbaum

When I woke up, it was made immediately clear that there was no other option than to leave Egypt. Things were still incredibly hectic. Use of the internet and cell phones was still blocked.

What it Looked Like When Egypt Came Back Online

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

A graphic from Renesys says it all, but the net tracking firm also spelled it out: "Egyptian Internet providers returned to the Internet at 09:29:31 UTC (11:29am Cairo time)."

Egypt Returns to the Internet (Chart)

Jim Cowie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

All major Egyptian ISPs appear to have readvertised routes to their domestic customer networks in the global routing table. We can also confirm that Facebook and Twitter are up and available.

Egypt: A Hole in the Internet (Video)

Jim Cowie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

We put together these images, which use a Hilbert curve representation of the Internet. Look closely and you can see Egypt's Internet presence embedded in Africa and Europe's address space.

An Open Letter to Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt

Andrew McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andrew McLaughlin

Dear Tarek: The news anchors are reporting that Egypt's Cabinet has just submitted its resignation, and a new Prime Minister has been appointed. As ...

Egyptians Connecting To The Internet Via Modem, Fax, Ham Radio

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

***CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE EGYPT COVERAGE*** Despite Egyptian authorities shutting down access to the internet, protesters in Cairo have been able ...

How Did Egypt Turn Off The Internet?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As anti-government protesters and police clash in Cairo, internet service cut off in Egypt. But how did the country manage to shut off the Internet? ...

Obama-Biden Support Mubarak, the Dictator

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Grenell

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-rule could be coming to end. But Vice President Joe Biden, speaking for the administration, hopes it's not.

What Egypt's Internet Blackout Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On Thursday night, around 5:20 p.m. ET, reports began surfacing of massive Internet disruptions in Egypt. It is now believed that the Egyptian governm...

Egypt's Internet Shut Down

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reports are emerging that Internet has gone down in Cairo and throughout Egypt, only hours before the largest planned protests yet. According to a ...