Power and control of the internet

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I find it amazing how much affect the modern forms of  social networking and communications can have on life in general. We perhaps underestimate its power – certainly the ‘less desirable’ powers of the world are afraid of its power and do everything they can to subvert its influence.

We are used to hearing about China’s control generally, but it’s when a country like Egypt completely shuts down its internet and phone networks that you know something bad is going to happen. The graph below shows internet traffic in Egypt yesterday up to 6pm – when it stops.

The rest is as they say is likely to be history……


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