The Egyptian government ordered a digital crackdown Friday in an effort to quell protesters, shutting down internet access and cellphone services, but some Egyptians are still finding ways to connect with others.
“This is certainly not unprecedented in type, but it is unique in scope and size,” said Ron Deibert, director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.
Many countries monitor and filter their citizens' communications and online activities. But Egypt's decision to simply cut its people off from the internet in an attempt to keep protesters from organizing underlines how worried some governments are about the threat the internet and social media can pose to them. Full Story > http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2011/01/28/f-egypt-web-blackout.html