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Egypt Showed The World How Easy It Is To Shut Down Connectivity
Philip M. Stone February 3, 2011 Follow on Twitter
So now we know that governments really can shut down the Internet when they want to. Can you imagine not being able to receive or send email for a day or be able to Twitter or access Facebook let alone for the five days that Egyptians couldn’t? And how do you use your mobile phone when those services are switched off? The Egyptian street demonstrations showed the fragility of the communications that have become democracy’s lifeblood.

 

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