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[liberationtech] Twitter email to Algerian activists

James S. Tyre jstyre at eff.org
Sat Feb 12 18:00:42 PST 2011


Thanks Jillian.
 
I just now saw the renesys blog post at http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/02/watching-algeria.shtml which gives some hard info refuting the Telegraph report.
 
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James S. Tyre                                      jstyre at jstyre.com
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From: Jillian C. York [mailto:jilliancyork at gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 5:43 PM
To: jstyre at eff.org
Cc: Yosem Companys; Liberation Technologies
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Twitter email to Algerian activists
 
The Telegraph's report is rumor; as the report launched, Algerians were still tweeting.  The only thing we've been able to verify is that in *one* part of the country, there were some blackouts.  Not sure why yet, but it was not countrywide by any stretch.
 
Also, what on earth does "Facebook accounts were deleted across Algeria" mean?  They didn't even bother to follow that point up.
 
On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM, James S. Tyre <jstyre at eff.org> wrote:
Algeria *may* now be worse than just that.  In the last few hours, I’ve seen a number of reports similar to this:
 
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/algeria/8320772/Algeria-shuts-down-internet-and-Facebook
-as-protest-mounts.html>
 
Algeria shuts down internet and Facebook as protest mounts Internet providers were shut down and Facebook accounts deleted across Algeria on Saturday as thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators were arrested in violent street demonstrations.
 
By Nabila Ramdani 7:25PM GMT 12 Feb 2011
 
Plastic bullets and tear gas were used to try and disperse large crowds in major cities and towns, with 30,000 riot police taking to the streets in Algiers alone.
 
There were also reports of journalists being targeted by state-sponsored thugs to stop reports of the disturbances being broadcast to the outside world.
 
But it was the government attack on the internet which was of particular significance to those calling for an end to President Abdelaziz Boutifleka's repressive regime.
 
[....]
 
 
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James S. Tyre                                      jstyre at jstyre.com
Law Offices of James S. Tyre          310-839-4114/310-839-4602(fax)
10736 Jefferson Blvd., #512               Culver City, CA 90230-4969
Policy Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation     http://www.eff.org
 
From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Yosem Companys
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 4:20 PM
To: Liberation Technologies
Subject: [liberationtech] Twitter email to Algerian activists
 
Someone sent this to Algerian activists over Twitter.  Is it legit?  Shouldn't they just use TOR proxy?
 
YC
 
 
bypass  <http://hootsuite.com/dashboard> #algerian govt blocking of website names, use numerical IP : for twitter 128.242.240.52 for FB 69.63.189.34 for google 72.14.204.99

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