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Egypt 25/01/11

Here’s some info on what’s going on in Egypt, and some information on staying in touch for my friends who are there at the moment.

Know your shit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThvBJMzmSZI&feature=player_embedded# – epic vid!
http://live.reuters.com/Event/Unrest_in_Egypt – live Reuters updates
http://www.ikhwanweb.com/breakingNews.php – muslim brotherhood breaking news. most is unconfirmed and exaggerated
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ – live coverage
http://twitter.com/Jan25voices – egyptian in the centre of the protests calling from his phone to another country and his friend there posting the calls on twitter.
http://twitter.com/aymanm – aljazeera journalist
http://twitter.com/nolanjazeera – aljazeera journalist
http://twitter.com/rawyarageh- aljazeera journalist
http://live.cnn.com/ – good for live coverage of major events like presidents speaking
http://www.cnn.com/video/ – missed the news? check the vids

Anonymous involvement:
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/01/26/egypt-versus-the-internet-anonymous-hackers-launch-ddos-attack/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBa13MQv3Xo – anonymous declaration
http://hammeroftruth.com/2011/the-anonymous-revolution-in-egypt/
http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/01/28/amid-digital-blackout-anonymous-mass-faxes-wikileaks-cables-to-egypt/

For more information and for coordination purposes:
irc.accessirc.net (72.250.175.12) port 6667
channel: #egypt-revolution

Contributing to the Tor network and helping Egypt:
https://www.accessnow.org/proxy-cloud/page/join-the-cloud

What to do if your government shuts down everything:
http://lifehacker.com/5746046/how-to-foil-a-nationwide-internet-shutdown
http://www.budgetdialup.com/html/support_access_1.htm
http://lifehacker.com/140120/geek-to-live–how-to-survive-a-slow-internet-connection
http://www.sailmail.com/

 

 

Credit to Anon…

A Cambridge University professor has accused the bank cards industry of making a ”very nasty attempt at censorship” over a flaw in chip and PIN technology.

The UK Cards Association (UKCA), which represents the country’s biggest banks, wrote to the university to try to remove the online publication of research which shows how a £20 hand-held device could be used to buy goods without entering the correct PIN.

Full article here

“Looking for startups that combine the best of WikiLeaks and YouPorn”

Christopher Poole, aka Moot, the founder of 4chan and still stealthy Canvas Networks, is now a venture advisor! He just joined Lerer Ventures, the New York City seed fund started by Ken and Ben Lerer.

Full article Here

A lot,” says CEO at the time, Steve Case. Case himself took to Quora recently to answer the question: How much did it cost AOL to distribute all those CDs back in the 1990′s?AOL-007

In short; Over $300 million! At one point, 50% of the CD’s produced worldwide had an AOL logo on it. We were logging in new subscribers at the rate of one every six seconds.

Read More here TechCrunch

Money in prespective

Kudos  free, but there is food for thought here.

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The communications regulator’s secret blacklist of banned websites has been leaked onto the web and includes such innocent sites as a dentist and tuckshop consultant.

The whistleblower site Wikileaks yesterday published the top-secret Australian Communications and Media Authority list. Websites on it will be blocked for all Australians once the Federal Government implements its mandatory internet filtering scheme, which was originally pitched as targeting only "illegal" content.

But, as experts have warned, a secret list is dangerous because those added to the list in error would have little recourse. "Any person or corporation that would be identifiable on the list would potentially be deemed by the general public … either a child molester or at least in the same category as child molesters," said a University of Sydney associate professor, Bjorn Landfeldt.

Leaked list here