[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/1wHxdf.jpg[/newsimage]In the wake of Egypt's internet shutdown a couple weeks ago, many have been left wondering: how such a thing is possible. Moreover, if internet blackouts will become the new go-to move for governments fearful of their populaces' ability to propagate and disseminate controversial, possibly damning information. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) chimed on the changing landscape of free speech on the web, pointing out two terms that may become part of the new lexicon when discussing the internet's potential. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/eff-the-internet-is-full-of-weak-links-39868/](http://www.myce.com/news/eff-the-internet-is-full-of-weak-links-39868/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
>>She points to two examples of such quick links: France Data Network and Telecomix News Agency, both which extended their services (albeit dial-up) to Egyptians during the crisis.
So … now that egyptian tyrants have closed down the internet … and mobile phone network … they DEFINATELY won’t shutdown the standard telephone network
I’m sorry, I just can’t understand the logic here.
Centralised networks, either data/voice/internet are a single point of failure network.
When the world gets mesh networks with generator backup, with full public access, and no single owner, then I might believe that we have a fault tolerant / u controllable network.
Good Luck with THAT!
When [I]your[/I] government willfully shuts down ALL communication then at that point you must recognize that the government has declared itself to be your enemy.
Any other conclusion is dilusional.