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2011-02-21, 04:27

Egypt goes dark...
- http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110128/ap_on_hi_te/us_egypt_protest_internet_outage
Jan 28, 2011 - "About a half-hour past midnight Friday morning in Egypt, the Internet went dead. Almost simultaneously, the handful of companies that pipe the Internet into and out of Egypt went dark as protesters were gearing up for a fresh round of demonstrations calling for the end of President Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule, experts said. Egypt has apparently done what many technologists thought was unthinkable for any country with a major Internet economy: It unplugged itself entirely from the Internet to try and silence dissent..."
- http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/01/egypt-leaves-the-internet.shtml

- http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=10324
Last Updated: 2011-01-28 09:08:50 UTC

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- http://asert.arbornetworks.com/2011/01/egypt-loses-the-internet/
January 28, 2011


Egypt returns to the Internet
- http://asert.arbornetworks.com/2011/02/egypt-returns-to-the-internet/
February 2, 2011

Libya cuts off Internet
- http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9210438/As_violence_escalates_Libya_cuts_off_the_Internet
February 18, 2011 - "With violence escalating, Libya is pulling the plug on its Internet connection. Libya's main Internet service provider, General Post and Telecommunications Company, began to cut Internet access on Friday, said Earl Zmijewski, general manager with Internet monitoring company Renesys. "They started pulling the plug around 23:18 UTC today and are currently largely off the air," he said via e-mail. That was 1:18 a.m. Saturday, local time. Libya appears to be taking its cue from Egypt, which cut off all Internet access at the end of January as it was roiled by street protests calling for political reform. In similar fashion, thousands of Libyans took to the streets in the city of Benghazi this week in protests that have led to 46 killings in the past three days, according to Amnesty International. As the situation has escalated, Internet traffic has been cut, making it difficult to get a picture of the situation on the ground. Libya is much smaller than Egypt, with fewer networks to unplug, and it appears that this has made the job of cutting Internet access much simpler..."

Middle East Internet Scorecard (February 12 – 20)
- http://asert.arbornetworks.com/2011/02/middle-east-internet-scorecard-february-12-%E2%80%93-20/
February 20, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Witnesses report bodies in the streets in Libya
- http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110222/ap_on_re_af/af_libya_protests
Feb. 22. 2011