Internet blackout


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Internet blackout

(1) An outage on the Internet caused by an attack on a website, ISP or the Internet's domain naming system (DNS).

(2) An outage on the Internet due to an improper configuration of the Web server infrastructure.

(3) An organized outage on the Internet to make a protest. See Internet piracy.
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Many parts of the country experienced an internet blackout, including parts of Cairo and Alexandria.
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In the days after the Internet blackout, Fox's Jim Gianopulos said, "I have been a very early and ardent supporter of the president, but I couldn't say at this time that I am very enthusiastic about providing support.
His diatribe came amid mounting criticism of Research in Motion (RIM) - the company behind the smart phone - which has drawn widespread anger since Monday's internet blackout.
A series of highly publicized amateur videos that have escaped the drastic Mubarak press and Internet blackout have demonstrated that police and soldiers had been shooting demonstrators for five days before her statement.
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