Liz Gannes

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Internet Service Disrupted in Egypt Before Planned Protests

In Egypt, many forms of Internet access–as well as other forms of communication, such as text messaging–have reportedly been taken down in advance of anti-government rallies on Friday. While it’s understandably hard to get details out of a country where citizens are being prevented from organizing and talking to each other online, some tweets and updates through mobile apps are getting out, and Facebook has confirmed a drop in traffic from Egypt. Other sites, such as Twitter, have been blocked in Egypt since earlier this week, when protests broke out calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald