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Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser

Scientists have uncovered a hidden void in the largest pyramid in Giza, Egypt, using muons – a particle typically produced by cosmic rays, according to new research published today. The Great Pyramid, also known as Khufu’s Pyramid, standing over 146 meters (481 feet) tall, was built during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu from 2509 …

Just days after tech community abandons plans to punish internet shutdowns… Egypt goes censorship crazy

Egypt has embarked on a new wave of online censorship, blocking news websites and killing off VPN services in order to limit its citizens' access to information. Over the past three weeks, the Egyptian authorities have blocked access to more than 50 news websites, including Al Jazeera and local newspapers Daily News Egypt, Al- …
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Jun 2017
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina buys a Huawei superdupercomputer

Egypt’s national library is buying a 118 teraflop supercomputer from Huawei capable of handling bioinformatics, data mining, physics simulation, weather forecast, drilling for oil and groundwater, and cloud computing – raising questions about what it will be used for. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a grandiose Egyptian state …
Chris Mellor, 11 Apr 2016

Egypt unfriended Facebook for Free Basics snoop snub

Facebook reportedly had its Free Basics internet service banned in Egypt because it would not meet government demands that it open the service for surveillance. A Reuters report cited two unnamed sources in claiming that the decision by authorities to suspend Free Basics in the country on December 30 of last year was due to …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Apr 2016
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Navy engineer gets 11 years for attempted espionage

A civilian US naval engineer has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempted espionage, after passing military technology secrets to an FBI undercover agent posing as an Egyptian intelligence officer. The Register can report that 36-year-old Mostafa Ahmed Awwad "took advantage of his position of trust within the Navy to …
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Alien antique show: Egyptians wore JEWELRY FROM SPAAAACE

Pic Archaeologists have discovered that ancient Egyptians fashioned their bling from rocks from outer space, not from iron ore. Three of the nine ancient beads from Gerzeh, Egypt Just bead it, bead it ... Three of the nine ancient beads from Gerzeh, Egypt We're told beads kept at UCL's Petrie Museum in London predate the …
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Egyptian navy captures divers trying to cut undersea internet cables

A spokesman for the Egyptian military has reported that three scuba divers have been arrested in the Mediterranean as they tried to cut a submarine data cable owned by local telco Telecom Egypt. Egyptian submarine cable saboteurs Looks like a pretty low-tech operation Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said on his Facebook page that …
Iain Thomson, 27 Mar 2013
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Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban

Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud has called for a total ban on internet pornography to be strictly enforced, and says that he intends to crack the whip on the purveyors of smut. After considering the issue, Mahmoud said in a statement to government departments that his ruling requires they "take the necessary …
Iain Thomson, 8 Nov 2012

Egypt ponders smut suppression

Nerds planning the ideal vacation destination may soon be forced to strike Egypt off the list. The nation's government plans to impose a ban on internet pornography. The country's Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology has taken preliminary steps to outlaw e-rotica, forming a committee to investigate the …
Caleb Cox, 27 Mar 2012
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UK firm denies supplying spyware to Mubarak's secret police

A UK tech firm has denied supplying spyware technology to the former Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak. Documents uncovered when the country's security service headquarters were ransacked during the Arab Spring uprising suggest that Egypt had purchased a package called FinFisher to spy on dissidents. FinFisher, developed …
John Leyden, 21 Sep 2011
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Egyptian ad gives Vodafone credit for revolution

A three-minute video put out by its advertising agency claims that Vodafone Egypt was the driving force behind the revolution, much to the annoyance of the revolutionaries – and Vodafone. The operator is desperately trying to distance itself from the video, which was uploaded to YouTube by the operator's advertising agency JWT …
Bill Ray, 3 Jun 2011
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Ousted Egyptian prez fined £20m for net cut-off

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been hit with a £20m fine for cutting off the internet during the popular revolt in the country earlier this year. Reuters reports that an administrative court slapped the former prez and two other former officials with the fines over the weekend. As well as Mubarak's 200m Egyptian …
Joe Fay, 31 May 2011
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Google's Egypt hero: Tech biz, keep out of Arab politics

The Google marketing manager who became a hero during the Egyptian revolution warned Western governments and companies to butt out of the region's politics at a privacy conference in London yesterday. Wael Ghonim also put the role of Facebook and other online tools into perspective, at Google's Big Tent privacy shindig. …
Joe Fay, 19 May 2011
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Russia blames Google for Egyptian revolt

Russian deputy prime minister and energy minister Igor Sechin has blamed Google for unrest in Egypt, accusing the search giant of "manipulations of the energy of the people". The comments were made during an apparently ill-tempered interview about the investment climate in Russia with the Wall Street Journal. The interview …
John Oates, 23 Feb 2011
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Egyptian bloke dubs sprog 'Facebook'

A young Egyptian dad has dubbed his newborn daughter "Facebook" in honour of the role the social network played in deposing Hosni Mubarak. The unnamed man, in his 20s, condemned his poor sprog to a lifetime of ridicule "to express his joy at the achievements made by the January 25 youth", as local paper al-Ahram put it. …
Lester Haines, 22 Feb 2011
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Julian Assange gets helping hand from OJ Simpson's briefs

Julian Assange has a new member of his defence team – Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, who once served as an adviser on OJ Simpson's legal counsel. The WikiLeaks' founder's head lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC asked Dershowitz, who has famously defended clients that include Claus von Bülow, Michael Milken and Mike …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Feb 2011
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Facebook's position on real names not negotiable for dissidents

Facebook's real-name-only approach is non-negotiable – despite claims that it puts political activists at risk, one of its senior policy execs said this morning. Simon Axten, of Facebook's public policy team, said today that the "real name culture" was an essential element of the social networking platform. However, the policy …
Joe Fay, 8 Feb 2011
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Google exec/activist 'released' by Egyptian authorities

A Google executive who is believed to have been held in detention in Cairo since last month has been released, according to reports. Wael Ghonim, Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, disappeared some time after 27 January, when public protests against President Hosni Mubarak began. The company …
Team Register, 7 Feb 2011

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