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Egyptian Internet News: January 30, 2011

January 30, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Use a dial-up modem to connect to an international number or use Noor ISP (which has 8% of the market share) :
    Without Internet, Egyptians find new ways to get online {ComputerWorld}
  2. The fewer ISPs within a country, the easier it is to silence them all. Of course national legislation to do so helps:
    Egypt Internet Shutdown Underscores Vulnerability {InformationWeek}
  3. The Chinese government controls how information pertaining to Egypt is displayed:
    China Microblogs Block Chinese Word for ‘Egypt’ {PC World}
  4. All about Tor, the program that allows for anonymous web surfing, and has been used in both Tunisia and Egypt:
    Foreign activists stay covered online {Boston Globe}
  5. Al Jazeera has made Skype recordings from the Egyptian public available on Audioboo, and then promotes them through Facebook:
    Al Jazeera uses social media to avoid Egypt curbs {zawya.com}