Skeptical That Egypt's Internet Is Dead? Check It Out for Yourself

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If you haven't heard, Egypt's government is trying to quell an internal resistance movement by shutting down all communication avenues in the country, including radio, television and internet. If you think these claims are dubious, you can see for yourself.

Just-Ping will let you enter in any domain/URL, and it will check ping times on servers all around the world. If you notice, when it gets to Egypt, it says checkpoint not available. Why's that? No internet there, of course. [Just-Ping via John Herrman]

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Aren't we proposing a kill-switch like this in the US?

Sometime enlighten me.