Egypt

 
  • Egypt Shuts Down Noor, Its Last ISP

    Egypt Shuts Down Noor, Its Last ISP

    We're hearing reports on Twitter that the coverage of Noor Group's DSL service, Egypt's last standing ISP which powers the Egyptian Stock Exchange as well as sites of major brands like Coca-Cola and Exxon Mobile, is being shut down, meaning there is a risk of Egypt losing all Internet coverage. According to Jacob Applebaum the shut down is occurring in stages and certain sites are still… Read More

  • That Old Technology That's Powering The Egyptian Revolt

    That Old Technology That's Powering The Egyptian Revolt

    How much good will Twitter and Facebook do your revolution once the government completely shuts down Internet access? “Not much good” is the correct answer. (Can something similar happen here in the U.S.?) That's why it's high time we pay homage to some of the old technology that's really making this Egyptian situation tick: ham radio, fax machines, and good ol' fashioned dial-up modems. Read More

  • We're Now Watching The "You" News Network

    We're Now Watching The "You" News Network

    Back in November, Reuters published an article titled "Twitter co-founder hopes to create news network" where Biz Stone mulled over the idea that Twitter could create a social news firehose based on verticals. While the erroneous headline ended up being debunked by Twitter, some hypothesized that this could work if news organizations were given access to all tweets on a given topic as well as the… Read More

  • The Daily Show -- Egypt

    'The Daily Show' Takes On The Role Of Social Media In The Egyptian Uprising

    At this point most of us are feeling pretty cool about ourselves for at least retweeting the #Twitterrevolution, first in Tunisia and now in Egypt. But only when us Internerds watch mainstream television do we realize that pundits are trying to give the Bush administration and the Obama administration credit for events which might irrevocably change the landscape of North Africa and the Middle… Read More

  • Twitter Is Blocked In Egypt Amidst Rising Protests

    Twitter Is Blocked In Egypt Amidst Rising Protests

    Inspired by the recent Tunisian demonstrations against corruption, protesters are filling the streets of Cairo. And like the protests in Tunisia, the Egyptian ones were partly organized on Facebook and Twitter. And now Twitter appears to be blocked in Egypt, according to various Tweets and tips we've received. However, so far only the Twitter website itself is blocked (including the mobile… Read More

  • North Korea gets 3G network tomorrow

    North Korea gets 3G network tomorrow

    Wikipedia Good news for those of you in North Korea! (That must be, like, zero of you. I can’t imagine the North Koreans allowing our silly, subversive site to be easily readable.) You’ll have a 3G network up and running tomorrow, thanks to Egypt’s Orascom Telecom‘s $400 million investment. The network will initially cover Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, and other… Read More

  • Egyptian government bans all consumer GPS devices

    Egyptian government bans all consumer GPS devices

    The Egyptian government GPS ban is locking down the country’s borders from the latest technology. This ban prohibits consumers from owning and operating GPS-capable devices without a government-issued permit which includes cars, mobile phones, notebooks, and anything else that might have GPS. The government cites security concerns and joins Syria along with North Korea as the only counties… Read More

  • Hey, Egypt, Greece, India… are you ready for some iPhone?

    Hey, Egypt, Greece, India… are you ready for some iPhone?

    Riddle me this… is it 3G? Vodaphone just announced that it will be selling the iPhone — an iPhone — in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. Man. Now that’s what I call a roll out. None of this pussy-footing around with Germany and the UK. That’s a man’s roll-out, friends. Now about that… Read More

  • Repairs begin on cut undersea cables

    Repairs begin on cut undersea cables

    John is pretty hopped up on this stuff, so I’ll continue the trend. The undersea cables that were cut last week will, hopefully, soon be back up and running. Ships have been deployed to begin repairs and the one nearest the UAE is receiving treatment as we speak. FLAG Telecom, an Indian-owned cable network operator released this statement: “FLAG repair team is operating in extreme… Read More

  • Ships did not cut undersea cable

    Ships did not cut undersea cable

    Da-dunt! Da-dunt! Da-dunt! I can’t stand it/I know you planned it… Well, it seems ships didn’t break the network cable links to Egypt — now they’re suspecting submarines. Not sure what to make of this development and unless Islamo-fascists have access to undersea vehicles and care enough to keep the devleloping world from connecting to the Internet, I don’t know… Read More