Turning off the Internet sounds like a big deal, and it is... in countries like the U.S. In places with only a handful of major Internet backbones, though, it's not that hard. Here's how it was done in Egypt.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
First, Egypt blocked the social networks, now Egypt has blocked the Internet itself.
Maybe Facebook still isn't doing much for your privacy once you're on the site, but at least the social network is working on securing your Internet connection.
OK, so you're not a member of the Royal family, but are your mobile phone calls still in danger of being intercepted? Yes, yes you are.
Thanks to the push for privacy on the Web, Google is the first major Web browser company to offer an extension that will let you opt out of targeted ads.
Traffic management is great for getting the most from your network bandwidth, but it can be complicated to set up. With Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, though, it's easy to control which Websites get priority, and which can wait their turn.
So, you want the best possible 802.11n router for your home do you? Cisco thinks it has what you want in its new Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router.
Mind you, even though Facebook wants to be your Internet driver's license, the service is still insecure and it's continuing to tear at your privacy.
Dropbox, a popular cloud-based file system, may sound be working hand-in-hand with Google Docs.
Google explains more about its logic in supporting WebM and Ogg Theora codecs for the HTML5 video tag over H.264, but the Web video standard battle will only continue.