Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Egypt has gone dark..."The Egyptian government's actions have essentially wiped their country from the global map."

Somehow I missed this story...and somehow maybe you did, but its not at all surprising for this is exactly the kind of control the Obama administration is yearning for...irregardless of what the spokesman states in the last paragraph.  Here in this country it may take a bit longer to take over control of the Internet but it can be done and Obama will find a way to do it.  Further, and for those of you who voted for Hillary Clinton, same story!  Hillary was the recipient of thousands of dollars when she was a U.S. Senator which was suppose to go for Internet control legislation.  The legislation never got off the ground but she kept the money anyway.  My point here is, all you people who think you are free and expect to remain free, just watch it all come to a screeching halt when the same administration remains in office and tightens their reins.  Yeah, you might still have Internet but it will be called Intranet... and guess how much off the map that is! ~ Norman E. Hooben

The following story from: Nextgov
Egypt: Off the Map

Egypt has gone dark. According to Renesys, a Manchester, N.H.-based company that monitors Internet routing data, the Egyptian government appears to have taken the unprecedented step of ordering service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet.
"Every Egyptian provider, every business, bank, Internet cafe, website, school, embassy and government office that relied on the big four Egyptian ISPs for their Internet connectivity is now cut off from the rest of the world," Renesys said in a blog post. "The Egyptian government's actions . . . have essentially wiped their country from the global map."
At 12:34 a.m. Friday in Egypt, Renesys said they observed the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet's global routing table. The company said this is different from what happened previously in Tunisia, where specific routes were blocked, or in Iran, where the Internet connections were rendered painfully slow.
The blackout also appeared to extend to mobile phones. British Telecom provider Vodafone confirmed on their website that all mobile operators in Egypt were instructend to suspend services in selected areas of the country. "Under Egyptian legislation the authorities have the right to issue such an order and we are obliged to comply with it," the company said.

And the fact that those in Egypt might not see reaction from the US government, which condemned the moves, was not lost on State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowely: "We are concerned that communication services, including the Internet, social media and even this #tweet, are being blocked in #Egypt," he wrote on the micro-blogging site late Thursday.

1 comment:

Findalis said...

Egypt is being taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood. And the MB needs to fully control the people. The uprising last spring was facilitated by the internet, facebook and cell phones. The MB is working hard to prevent a repeat against them.

This is totally expected. Once the MB find a way to control the net, they will have it back up.