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Egypt Shuts Down the Last ISP Standing, Noor

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.

  • truehighroller
    Governments are getting way to sloppy with their corruptness and this is the end result.

    Makes you wonder when our people will start standing up for them selves as well, here in America.
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  • subairijas
    sad

    they block propagation
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  • Scanlia
    The only sites you can visit now... is Government Propaganda Sites... how exciting!
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  • alidan
    truehighrollerGovernments are getting way to sloppy with their corruptness and this is the end result. Makes you wonder when our people will start standing up for them selves as well, here in America.
    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.
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  • dioxholster
    no its all back!
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  • Hupiscratch
    Information IS power, and that´s how people cained the power to take down Mubarak.
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  • dimar
    :cry: Now who's going to protest in Canada for the 60GB/month cap that Bell put on us all?????????????????????????? :ange:
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  • reghir
    2 Hrs ago 4am CST the internet was alive and well in Egypt again
    http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/2011/02/internet-returns-to-egypt/
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  • reghir
    2 Hrs ago 4am CST the internet was alive and well in Egypt again
    http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/2011/02/internet-returns-to-egypt/
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  • ZaKa
    dimarNow who's going to protest in Canada for the 60GB/month cap that Bell put on us all??????????????????????????
    http://openmedia.ca/meter The protest has already begun!
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