[NA-Discuss] Fwd: The Internet Society on Egypt’s Internet shutdown

gbruen at knujon.com gbruen at knujon.com
Tue Feb 1 03:56:49 UTC 2011

Two articles on CNN explain why the Egyptian "kill switch" has actually 

This one shows that the protests continue to grow without Internet access:

This one shows that the use of social media was critical leading up to the 
shutdown and by then it was too late:

Like I said previously, this extreme action is an admission a government has 
lost control. However, this may occur again in the near future especially if 
Egypt's government steps down(as seems to be the case) in some neighboring 

From: "Evan Leibovitch" <evan at telly.org>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 8:04 PM
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Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Fwd: The Internet Society on Egypt’s Internet 

> I ask interested folks here to read these two items:
> The Internet Society Q&A and position statement
> http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3100
> A blog entry from ICANN's CEO
> http://blog.icann.org/2011/01/status-report-on-the-dns-in-egypt/
> I have some ideas on possible action based on these, but I'd like to sleep
> on it first.
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