Friday, January 28, 2011

Complete Internet Blackout in Egypt [ReadWriteWeb]

Has this type of tactic ever worked as hoped?

After blocking Twitter on Tuesday and, intermittently, Facebook and Google on Wednesday, the Egyptian government has upped the ante, throwing a complete Internet access block across the whole of the country. Additionally blocked are Blackberry service and SMS.

Reports are pouring in, many to Twitterers via landline, that the country has been "cut off" and is now a "black hole."

Complete Internet Blackout in Egypt

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