Protesters Jury-Rigging Workarounds for Egypt’s Internet ‘Kill Switch’

Governments are at it again, trying to stifle online communication with a major disconnect in Egypt and a reintroduced Internet "Kill Switch" bill in the U.S. Fax machines, ham radios, and dial-up modems are riding to the rescue as Egyptian citizens revolt against the government of Hosni Mubarak.



Governments are at it again, trying to stifle online communication with a major disconnect in Egypt and a reintroduced Internet “Kill Switch” bill in the U.S. Fax machines, ham radios, and dial-up modems are riding to the rescue as Egyptian citizens revolt against the government of Hosni Mubarak. An old-school march to keep people connected is trying to short circuit Mubarak’s nationwide shutdown of mobile phones, cloud servers, and broadband Internet connections.


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