Connectivity status for Egypt

Joseph Prasad joseph.prasad at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 14:58:04 CST 2011


Here is a blog by Al Jazeera on what is happening in Egypt.
Look at the time stamp of 7:46.
Kill-Switch is alive and well.
Coming to America soon?

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/01/28/liveblog-egypts-protests-erupt

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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:

> Around 2236 UCT, we lost all Internet connectivity with our contacts in
> Egypt, and I'm hearing reports of (in declining order of confirmability):
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> 1) Internet connectivity loss on major (broadband) ISPs
> 2) No SMS
> 4) Intermittent connectivity with smaller (dialup?) ISPs
> 5) No mobile service in major cities -- Cairo, Alexandria
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> The working assumption here is that the Egyptian government has made the
> decision to shut down all external, and perhaps internal electronic
> communication as a reaction to the ongoing protests in that country.
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> If anyone can provide more details as to what they're seeing, the extent,
> plus times and dates, it would be very useful. In moments like this there
> are often many unconfirmed rumors: I'm seeking concrete reliable
> confirmation which I can pass onto the press and those working to bring
> some
> communications back up (if you have a ham radio license, there is some very
> early work to provide emergency connectivity. Info at:
> http://pastebin.com/fHHBqZ7Q )
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> Thank you,
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> dobrien at cpj.org
> Danny O'Brien, Committee to Protect Journalists
> gpg key: http://www.spesh.com/danny/crypto/dannyobrien-key20091106.txt
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