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[liberationtech] Facebook and Twitter Blocked in Egypt?

Walid Al-Saqaf admin at alkasir.com
Wed Jan 26 06:56:44 PST 2011


Here's more:
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/01/26/egypt-after-twitter-facebook-now-blocked/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Sincerely,

Walid

-----------------

Walid Al-Saqaf
Founder & Administrator
alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
https://alkasir.com <walid.al-saqaf at oru.se>


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Walid Al-Saqaf <admin at alkasir.com> wrote:

> Thanks Jilian,
>
> I just got confirmation that users using EgyptNetProvider (an ISP in Egypt)
> has blocked both facebook.com (and its subdomains and aliases, e.g.,
> www.facebook.com) has now been blocked and so is fbcdn.net and its
> subdomains, which indicate that the Egyptian ISPs resorted to IP blocking to
> the facebook IP range. I have not yet confirmed that whole IP ranges of
> facebook are blocked but I could guess that the technicians overseeing
> filtering are capable of listing subnets corresponding to the pool of
> facebook and twitter IPs.
>
> Did anyone see this coming?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Walid
>
> -----------------
>
> Walid Al-Saqaf
> Founder & Administrator
> alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
> https://alkasir.com <walid.al-saqaf at oru.se>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Jillian C. York <jilliancyork at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi Walid,
>>
>> I confirmed (through friends in Cairo) yesterday by noon that Twitter was
>> blocked; Twitter confirmed the block last night around 6pm.
>>
>> I haven't received confirmations on Facebook yet.
>>
>> -Jill
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Walid Al-Saqaf <admin at alkasir.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> You may have followed the dramatic events in Egypt since yesterday. I
>>> have confirmations now directly through alkasir, which tracks censorship,
>>> through the Egyptian media, through a friend in Cairo. I had a look at
>>> Herdict and can tell that Twitter is reported to be blocked while facebook
>>> reports are still not enough to confirm.
>>>
>>> The issue is a bit unclear because there are many different ISPs
>>> operating in Egypt and hence, it may well be that not all of them are
>>> blocking those websites yet.
>>>
>>> Can you help out by verifying the status of those websites if you were in
>>> Cairo or through people you know in Egypt?
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>>
>>> Walid
>>>
>>> -----------------
>>>
>>> Walid Al-Saqaf
>>> Founder & Administrator
>>> alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
>>> https://alkasir.com <walid.al-saqaf at oru.se>
>>>
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