Egypt shuts the net, net strikes back!

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Egypt Internet shutdown is worst in the history, experts say. “It’s a first in the history of the Internet,” Rik Ferguson of Trend Micro told AFP. “In 24 hours we have lost 97 per cent of Egyptian Internet traffic,” said Julien Coulon, co-founder of Cedexis, a French Internet monitoring system.

But okay. In a response to the Egypt Internet shutdown, this approach might be help — in order to keep connecting to the Internet:

…the French non-profit ISP French Data Network set up a dial-up Internet access. This way, anyone in Egypt who has access to a analog phone line and can call France is able to connect to the network using the following number: +33 1 72 89 01 50 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +33 1 72 89 01 50      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +33 1 72 89 01 50      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +33 1 72 89 01 50      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (login: toto, password: toto).”

Dear our Egyptian friends, please share your experience if this works well from your country. Thanks and good luck!

[via Slashdot]

UPDATE January 31:  Google, Twitter build Speak to Tweet for Egyptians

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