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Vodafone: We were forced to send pro-Mubarak texts

Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak forced carrier to send prescripted, propagandistic text messages during recent unrest, Vodafone says.

By February 3, 2011


Egypt, Twitter, and the rise of the watchdog crowd

Social media's real role in today's ousting of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was the creation of a huge, leaderless international collective of support for activists on the ground.

By February 11, 2011


Egypt gets its Internet back

After a five-day shutdown and a pledge that President Hosni Mubarak won't seek re-election, Egyptians now can use Internet services again.

By February 2, 2011


Google proud of Wael Ghonim's role in Egyptian protests

CEO Eric Schmidt expressed pride in Google employee Wael Ghonim, who has been credited with helping organize the protests that eventually brought down the Mubarak government.

By February 16, 2011


Anonymous declares war on Syrian government Web sites

Online hacktivist group blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the Internet blackout blanketing the country and vows retaliation.

By November 29, 2012


Amid unrest, Egypt went offline (roundup)

Following widespread street protests, a country of more than 80 million people found itself almost entirely disconnected from the rest of the world for five days.

By February 2, 2011


Twitter remembers the top stories of 2011

The social network points to the Osama bin Laden raid and the "pro-democracy movement in Egypt" as some of the top stories that impacted Twitter this year.

By December 1, 2011


Reports: J.P. Morgan Chase in talks for Twitter stake

The banking giant's investment is expected to value the microblogging site at $4.5 billion, according to published reports.

By February 27, 2011


Egypt's Internet disconnect reaches 24 hours

It was a full day ago that Egypt's network links to the rest of the world began to die, and a televised address from the country's president indicates that no end is in sight.

By January 28, 2011


Egypt's Internet still offline, a day later

In a stunning development unprecedented in the modern history of the Internet, a country of more than 80 million people finds itself almost entirely disconnected from the rest of the world.

By January 27, 2011