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In Desperation Move, Egyptian Regime Shuts Down Access to Iowahawk

Posted on | January 28, 2011 | 23 Comments

Also, the entire freaking Internet:

[I]n an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet. Critical European-Asian fiber-optic routes through Egypt appear to be unaffected for now. But every Egyptian provider, every business, bank, Internet cafe, website, school, embassy, and government office that relied on the big four Egyptian ISPs for their Internet connectivity is now cut off from the rest of the world.

No porn downloads for you! Also, no Perez Hilton, no Facebook friend requests from people you don’t actually know, and no YouTube comments from President Obama.

So, other than losing access to Iowahawk, it’s not so bad, eh?

UPDATE: The latest news:

The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons.

Egyptians sure take their access to Iowahawk seriously, don’t they?

UPDATE II: Welcome, Instapundit readers!


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