Saturday, January 29, 2011

Internet Shutdown in Egypt

It has been reported that the Egyptian government has shut down internet and all mobile services yesterday, Friday 28 January. It is believed that this came as a result of the riots which have been happening in Egypt this past week.

Why would a government shut out the outside world and all communications within its country due to riots? Do they have something that they are attempting to hide from the outside world perhaps?

Some have asked “if the government won’t allow their people to Tweet on certain situations, what else will government not allow its citizens to do?”

That’s a pretty scary question if you ask me.

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