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Ethiopia diverts Nile flow, Egypt says no impact

May 28th, 2013
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia started to divert the flow of the Blue Nile river to construct a giant dam on Tuesday, according to its state media, in a move that could impact the Nile-dependent Egypt....


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Scuba Divers Caught Cutting Internet Cables

March 29th, 2013
We've read a lot this week about the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Spamhaus. Now, we learn that three scuba divers have been arrested in the Mediterranean for trying to cut a submarine data cable that Telecom Egypt owns. A spokesperson for the military revealed the news.

On his official Facebook page, Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said the divers were caught while "cutting the undersea cable." His statement also indicated the culprits were caught on a fishing boat as it raced off the Alexandria city port.

Ali's statement included a photo of the three suspects, who appeared to be Egyptians, according to the Associated Press, and the men were looking up at the camera from what looks like an inflatable launch.

Since March 22, Egypt has reported disrupted Internet services. The AP reports that Telecom Egypt executive manager Mohammed el-Nawawi told the private TV network CBC that the damage was caused by a ship, and there would be a full recovery on Thursday.

DDoS Attacks Getting Bigger

So far as Spamhaus, a company that tracks the Internet's worst spammers, and the DDoS services Cyberbunker launched against it, security analysts are still talking about the implications of the attack.

At first, it was called the largest-ever cyberattack in history. Now that time is passing, some are questioning whether it was just a PR stunt. Still others see this as the beginning of a new wave of attacks.

We caught up with Tom Cross, research director at Lancope, to get his thoughts on the situation, now that the dust is settled. He told us these attacks are just the latest development in an ongoing trend -- DDOS attacks on the Internet are becoming larger and more frequent.

Preparing for the Worst

"In this case the attackers were able to create such a massive flood of traffic by bouncing...



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YouTube to be blocked in Egypt over anti-Islam film

February 9th, 2013
An Egyptian court ruled to suspend Google's YouTube for a month for broadcasting "Innocence of Muslims," according to a state news agency report. [Read more]



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AP NewsAlert

December 11th, 2012
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt: Key association of judges says 90 percent of its members will not oversee referendum....


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Egypt works to pull the plug on online porn

November 9th, 2012
A public prosecutor demands the Egyptian government block all pornography on the Web, but apparently it's easier said than done. [Read more]



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Egypt’s Orascom increases control over Wind Mobile

October 22nd, 2012

Egypt's Orascom telecom company has increased its voting stake in new telecom player Wind Mobile, simplifying the Toronto's company's ownership structure for investment and any consolidation among the new players.



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