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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus