Egypt’s Internet Kill Switch: Coming To America

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In response to widespread protests and mass unrest, the authoritarian Egyptian government has completely shut down the country’s access to the internet, eliminating the use of social networking websites, other effective tools of communication and organisation, and effectively sealing Egypt off from the rest of the world. Internet intelligence authority Renesys has confirmed that “virtually all of Egypt’s Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide.” “At 22:34 UTC (00:34am local time), Renesys observed the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to … Continue reading →

Court Orders YouTube To Give User Data To Viacom

In yet another ruling infringing on you privacy rights, a federal judge ruled to let Viacom have access to all of Youtubes records of every video watched in an effort to find infringement and copyright violations. Viacom has a billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit on going with Google. According to the ruling: The motion to compel production of all data from the Logging database concerning each time a YouTube video has been viewed on the YouTube website or through embedding … Continue reading →