When the government wants it can shut down the Internet anytime! It is not a God given right... If you think you are guaranteed anything in this life; I am sorry to disappoint you, but that is the truth!
Date: 1/30/2011 1:49:56 PM ( 28 mon ) ... viewed 1211 times
Here is an example of what goes on when a government is ready to limit your freedom of communication!
The move by Egyptian authorities to seal off the country almost entirely from the Internet shows how easily a state can isolate its people when telecoms providers are few and compliant.
In an attempt to stop the frenzied online spread of dissent against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, not only Facebook and Twitter but the entire Internet was shut down overnight, leaving some 20 million users stranded.
Hundreds of service providers offer connections in Egypt, but just four own the infrastructure - Link Egypt, Vodafone/Ra, Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr.
Daniel Karrenberg, chief scientist at RIPE NCC, a European not-for-profit Internet infrastructure forum, says immature markets with few providers can achieve such shutdowns relatively easily.
BTW: WE ARE ALL ONLY A MOMENT AWAY FROM BEING CUT OFF!
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