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CAIRO -- Internet service in Egypt was disrupted and the government deployed an elite special operations force in Cairo on Friday, hours before an anticipated new wave of anti-government protests.
Facebook and Twitter have helped drive this week's protests. But by Thursday evening, those sites were disrupted, along with cell phone text messaging and BlackBerry Messenger services. Then the Internet went down.
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Protests against corrupt Mubarak dictatorship ongoing. Massive rallies announced for Friday (after en.wikipedia.org...'ah, about 1 PM local time). International support of dictatorship crumbling.
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Hasn't shutting down telecom been a standard practice in the world lately when things go awry? Lebanon, Israel, Georgia..
Originally posted by againuntodust
This is the only time I've heard of a country shutting down their internet.
Reason? Protesting government.
United States wants to introduce a similar "law" enabling the president to shut down the internet.
Reason? You tell me.
You can't silence the truth and you can't control a free man. The best you can do is kill him.