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The Night the Lights Went Off in Frisco

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Black-Out Leads to Hack-Back It has not been a good month for municipal riders of the “Bay Area Rapid Transit” or BART system in San Francisco, California. On July 3, at the Civic Center station, a BART police official shot dead a man who appeared “wobbly” and possibly a danger to others.  Locals immediately decried […]

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UPDATE: Syria Cuts The Internet

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Why Nations Block The Web, And What May Follow UPDATE: 1500 hours UTC Friday: Earlier we posted about the near flat-lining of Internet traffic within Syria, wondering whether Damascus was adopting a tactic tried earlier this year by Egypt.  As detailed earlier this year, Egyptian authorities squeezed the Border Gateway Protocols – the road maps […]

Egypt Comes Back Online

Posted February 2nd, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-4)
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The Internet Fights Back Against a Blackout, and Wins Early reports Wednesday morning are that Egyptian ISPs have reversed course and are once again making Egypt visible to the Internet. The Renesys Corporation, which was the first to note and track Egypt’s erasing of the BGP maps into and out of the nation, is now […]

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