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North Africa will need more revolution before it attracts IT tourists

Comment Woo Hoo! Tens of millions of well-educated, young and above all, cheap workers for the capitalists among us to go and exploit! Quick, quick, get out the airline schedule and book that seat to Tunis, or Cairo or – coming soon no doubt – Algiers. Money money money, it's a capitalist world! pyramidinvestnorthafrica Hmm, what, …
Tim Worstall, 7 Feb 2011
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Egypt to release 'missing' Google exec on Monday

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has said that "missing" Google exec Wael Ghonim will released on Monday, according to a report citing Egyptian state television. Ghonim – Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa – has been missing since January 27, and he was apparently arrested after joining protests …
Cade Metz, 7 Feb 2011
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Egypt back online

Egypt is returning to the internet even though protests are continuing in Cairo and other cities. President Hosni Mubarak said yesterday he would not seek re-election but would step down in September. Whether this represents the compromise protestors were looking for or a sign of weakness which will encourage them remains to …
John Oates, 2 Feb 2011
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Egypt loses last vestiges of connectivity

Thousands of Egyptians ignored the government curfew and camped out overnight ahead of today's "million-man march" protests. The government meanwhile has tightened its grip on communications - Noor Group, which provided connectivity for the Cairo stock exchange, five star hotels and other businesses has had its internet access …
John Oates, 1 Feb 2011
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Google exec 'missing' amid Egypt protests

Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa has gone missing after joining protests against the Egyptian government, according to report citing the exec's brother. The Wall Street Journal reports that Wael Ghonim – who joined Google in late 2008 – has not been heard from since Friday at 6pm. It should be …
Cade Metz, 31 Jan 2011
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With net unplugged, Egypt cracks down on journos

On Friday, with Egypt's internet and cell phone blackout showing no signs of lifting, authorities took a new tack in their attempts to quell protests engulfing the nation: cracking down on journalists reporting on the uprising. A CNN crew covering Friday's clashes between security forces and protesters in Cairo reported having …
Dan Goodin, 28 Jan 2011
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Vodafone confirms Egypt lock-down

Vodafone has confirmed it has shut down mobile services in Egypt on instructions from the government, which is trying to quell increasingly angry protests. The mobile giant said: "All mobile operators in Egypt have been instructed to suspend services in selected areas. Under Egyptian legislation, the authorities have the right …
John Oates, 28 Jan 2011
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Egypt switches off the internet

The Egyptian government is restricting internet access and mobile phone coverage ahead of what are expected to be the week's largest demonstrations later today. As this blogpost from Renesys notes the website for the Egyptian Stock Exchange might be available, but little else is. European-Asian fibre-optics appear unaffected …
John Oates, 28 Jan 2011
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Anon hackers join Egyptian protests

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous have begun bombarding Egyptian government websites with junk traffic as part of a protest against net censorship that has accompanied recent civil unrest in the Arab country. The DDoS attacks follow recent similarly motivated attacks against state websites in Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The latest …
John Leyden, 27 Jan 2011
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Egypt slams lid on protests, Twitter

The Egyptian government has banned further protests against the long rule of President Mubarak and shut off access to Twitter after a day of violent protests left three people dead. Protests, and reaction to them, left two protesters and one policeman dead. The government today banned any more demonstrations and said …
John Oates, 26 Jan 2011
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Egyptian mobile users warned off Koran-based ringtones

Egypt's supreme religious law authority has delivered a stinging slap to mobile users who were adapting verses from the Koran as ringtones, saying they were violating the sanctity of the word of God. Mufti Ali Gomaa has put a stop to the practice, according to Reuters, on the basis that users could truncate the holy verses …
Joe Fay, 21 Jan 2010
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Egyptians uptight about 'Artificial Virginity Hymen'

Egyptian members of parliament have expressed fears that a Japanese-made "Artificial Virginity Hymen" could prompt an upsurge in pre-marital relations in a country where women are expected to tie the knot with their cherry intact. Gigimo's Artificial Virginity Hymen. Pic: Gigimo According to Associated Press, conservative …
Lester Haines, 6 Oct 2009
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Egyptian cuts off todger to spite his face dad

An Egyptian man whose family refused him permission to marry below his station decided the best way to lodge a protest was to chop off his own penis, AP reports. The unnamed 25-year-old hails from a "prominent" family in the southern Egyptian province of Qena - described as "one of Egypt's poorest and most conservative areas …
Lester Haines, 1 Jun 2009
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Apple disables Egyptian iPhone GPS

If you buy your iPhone 3G in Egypt, don't expect it to help you navigate the trackless wastes of the Sinai or Akabat. According to a story published by The New York Times, the Egyptian government has demanded that Apple disable the iPhone 3G's GPS capability as a condition of offering it for sale in that tightly-controlled …
Rik Myslewski, 8 Dec 2008

Egyptian blogger jailed for four years

An Egyptian blogger found guilty of insulting both Islam and the country's president has been jailed for four years, Reuters reports. An Alexandria court sentenced former law student Abdel Karim Suleiman for eight articles he wrote in 2004. He had been in custody since November last year over the polemical outpourings which …
Lester Haines, 22 Feb 2007

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