Verio taking twitter down during Iran Election Riots?

Hiers, David David_Hiers at adp.com
Wed Jun 17 09:38:02 CDT 2009


This is a useful reminder that nanog creates a large part of the battlefield on which state and non-state players constantly prosecute their Information Warfare agendas.

What will you do when you get a call from Khamenei, and then one from Obama?

Armor up, boys and girls.


David Hiers

CCIE (R/S, V), CISSP



-----Original Message-----
From: Steven M. Bellovin [mailto:smb at cs.columbia.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 4:46 PM
To: Jack Bates
Cc: Erik Fichtner; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Verio taking twitter down during Iran Election Riots?

On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:48:07 -0500
Jack Bates <jbates at brightok.net> wrote:

> Erik Fichtner wrote:
> > 
> > And yet, all upgrades can be postponed with the right... motivation.
> > 
> 
> 
> Hmmm, you do know that motivation may have strictly been, "Your 
> maintenance corresponds with a major event, can you put it off for a 
> day?"
> 
According to
http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/k32Wx4r_vew/twitter-from-statedept-delay-upgrade-to-aid-iran-protests.ars
the delay was requested by the U.S. State Department.


		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb



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