Facebook: We're Not Blocked in Egypt
After reports this morning that Facebook and Twitter were blocked in Egypt, Facebook's spokesperson Andrew Noyes says that they have not seen the signs of such an effort.
"We are aware of reports of disruption to service but have not seen any major changes in traffic from Egypt," Noyes wrote in an email.
Of course, as we learned from the Tunisian riots, the government could have something else in mind altogether. In that case, the government had slipped malware in-between users and Facebook to steal their passwords.
I got one anonymous report that appeared to claim a similar operation was in the works in Egypt. A source wrote in saying "the ministry of Interior wanted to record all activist personal data" on Facebook and that "all activist information is now on the ministry server." I'm digging in to see what else I can find.
If you know more or have had your account hacked, you can get in contact with me at amadrigal[at]theatlantic.com.