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[liberationtech] Did Libya cut off the internet today in Benghazi?

Ti Chesley mattiaschesley at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 11:56:16 PST 2011


Does anybody have any links to these reports?

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 6:41 AM, Craig Blaha <craig.blaha at gmail.com> wrote:

> I found this exchange on Twitter (attached screen shot shows
> @libyans_revolt telling Dan Murphy @bungdan that he was in touch with
> people during the protests from Benghazi). A 30 - 60 minute outage may have
> been missed by one individual.
>
> I didn't find anything else after a few Twitter searches. Hope this helps!
>
> Craig
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 5:31 AM, Brian Conley <brianc at smallworldnews.tv>wrote:
>
>> I do have a number of reports the cut was intentional, believe it was
>> localized to Benghazi, or at least east of the country, that said, I'm
>> still considering this rumor for the time being and seeking additional
>> information on the ground in Libya, but trying to find technical means as
>> may exist for double checking.
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On Dec 12, 2011, at 22:36, Andrew Lewis <andrew at pdqvpn.com> wrote:
>>
>> Brian,
>>
>> Via that tool it is unlikely that will we know for sure until at least a
>> few days from now, it takes some time for data to appear there sometimes.
>> Also since it was a short disruption, it maybe hard to tell exactly what
>> happened because it ma
>> y of not picked the disruption up. I would also not attribute it to
>> malice of some kind, it could of been an actual outage, and now people are
>> spreading rumors that it was cut. With all that said I will ask around and
>> see if anyone noticed anything. Was it localized to Benghazi, or was it
>> nationwide?
>>
>> -Andrew
>>
>>
>> On Dec 13, 2011, at 1:24 AM, Brian Conley wrote:
>>
>> A number of reports have come to my attention today that someone in the
>> NTC, the new leadership in Libya, ordered the internet connection in
>> Benghazi cut today, during protests there against corruption and the NTC.
>>
>> I'm trying to follow up this issue, and wondering if there's supporting
>> data to be found here: http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/traffic/
>>
>> It's believed the cut was very brief, 30-60 minutes, before a local
>> militia forced those responsible to reverse the action. I'm also not yet
>> sure whether it actually happened, or is a rumor, however it does appear
>> there was a differentiation in the fraction of total traffic from Libya in
>> comparison with preceding days. Can anyone assist who has a better
>> understanding of how those statistics actually work?
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Brian
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Brian Conley
>>
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