In an unprecedented move, Egypt has completely removed itself from the internet, presumably in response to gathering unrest there, as reported
by Renesys. US (and other) politicians will undoubtedly look on this as a validation of the "internet kill switch" idea (pushed by Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman among others). "At 22:34 UTC (00:34am local time), Renesys observed the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet's global routing table. Approximately 3,500 individual BGP routes were withdrawn, leaving no valid paths by which the rest of the world could continue to exchange Internet traffic with Egypt's service providers. Virtually all of Egypt's Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide.
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