Facebook, not Twitter, is the social network for revolutions

Twitter often gets the credit for being the modern-day digital medium that captures disasters, protests as they unfold – 140 characters at a time. The micro-blogging service that was designed to be simple

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google funds tools to detect government Internet tampering

In the wake of Internet blackouts in Egypt and Libya, Google has announced it is awarding at least $1 million to Georgia Tech researchers working on tools that will immediately reveal when governments are trying to shut down

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Bob Brown and Tim Greene

Social media guide to starting a revolution

There's no iPhone app for deposing Gaddafi or swapping out Mubarak, but your everyday tech gadgets and Web services can definitely help. Here's how to use your PC to organize your fellow citizens

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Patrick Miller

Internet shutdown cost Egypt $90 M

The Egyptian government's five-day block of Internet services cost the national economy at least US$90 million, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Thursday.The Paris-based organization said telecommunications and Internet services

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Martyn Williams

How to survive an Egypt style Internet cut off

As unrest continues to escalate in Egypt and thousands of Canadians scramble to flee the country, many business operators might be wondering how their companies should prepare if such a situation were to

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

International ‘Operation Phish Phry’ hooks 100 cybercrime suspects

United States and Egyptian authorities began rounding up 100 suspects indicted in connection with a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Phish Phry." Operation Phish Phry involved the United States Attorney's Office, FBI, Egyptian authorities

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan and Tony Bradley