Last week the Egyptian government ordered all ISPs to switch off. Services providers were told to shut down all international connections to the Web, but one ISP, Noor, remained online. At the time, there was speculation as to why this might be and one seemingly plausible conclusion was that Egypt wanted to keep the stock exchange, which was hosted at a Noor address, online.
Whatever the reason, it seems Noor has been told to go offline too. Reports say Noor ‘went dark’ at around noon local time and Renesys says the ISP is no longer available from outside Egypt. TechCrunch cites Twitter users who say the shut down is happening in stages but there has yet to be any comment from Noor itself.
Though Noor was the last ISP left standing in Egypt, some hope arrived this morning in the form of a new Google service that allows people to phone in tweets. Google worked with a team of engineers from Twitter and SayNow, a company it acquired last week, to allow people from inside Egypt to leave their tweets by voicemail on one of three international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855). You can follow the stream of information coming out of Egypt by visiting twitter.com/speak2tweet or calling the numbers above.
Makes you wonder when our people will start standing up for them selves as well, here in America.
they block propagation
well, lets say this. im willing to protest ANYTHING the goverment does, but that gets nowhere, and what i want to protest, such as tax corruption (any tax that is taken for any reason but to raise funds is a corruption, you know you get a tax break for being married? corruption. you get higher taxes for vices such as gambling winnings, smoking, drinking. corruption)
but who will protest with me? and even than, the only way we would get change is through violence. who is willing to risk their lives? we aren't so beaten down yet that ANYTHING is better than what we have.
http://openmedia.ca/meter The protest has already begun!