Monday, January 31, 2011
How Was Egypt's Internet Access Shut Off?: Scientific American: "Egyptians earlier this week took to the Web—Facebook and Twitter, in particular—as a means of organizing their protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade-old government. As of Friday morning, however, there no longer was much of a Web to take to—at least not in Egypt. In an unprecedented turn of events, at 12:34 A.M. local time in Cairo five of the country's major Internet service providers (ISPs) shut down their connections to the Internet."