Internet blocked in Algeria?

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Sat Feb 12 18:57:13 CST 2011


Thanks,

I wonder if the fb messing is filtering or a repeat of the Tunisian password
stealing gambit? I guess time will tell. I know fb implemented countrywide
https as a workaround in that case.

j



On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 6:20 PM, Jim Cowie <cowie at renesys.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM, mikea <mikea at mikea.ath.cx> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 05:01:12PM -0500, Joly MacFie wrote:
> >> Any confirmation of internet blocking?
> >>
> >> http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=26849
> >>
> >> As massive street demonstrations are met with widespread violence in
> >> Algeria, the country is reporting that many Facebook accounts have been
> >> deleted or blocked by the government, in an effort to stifle protests
> >> against President Abdelaziz Boutifleka, activists on Twitter reported
> around
> >> midday in the country.
> >> They also said that the government is working fast to cut off all
> Internet
> >> providers in the country.
> >
> > At least some websites, though not all of them, that are linked off
> > <http://www.erepublic.org/egovincountriesa/algeria.html>
> > seem to be working OK. I grant they're all government, but they're up
> > and serving requests.
> >
>
> Looks up to us, with the exception of a few websites.   Routes stable,
> inbound traceroutes unremarkable, lots and lots of DZ-hosted content
> available.
>
> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/02/watching-algeria.shtml
>
> best,  --jim
>
>


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