Turns Out Egypt Did Have An Internet Kill Switch
from the flip-the-switch dept
The same report notes, as we predicted, that the economic impact of the shutdown were pretty big:
The presentation suggests the weeklong shutdown had severe effects on Egypt’s economy, in the short term from loss of commerce, and in the long term from a likely plummet in tourism, and an exodus of call centers from Egypt.Well, hopefully it also makes other countries aware of the negative impacts of killing off internet access.
The presentation concludes that the ministry’s course of action in obeying the orders may have some positive effects in the future: “Itʼs unlikely that Egyptʼs communications ministry will ever be asked to ﬂip that switch again.”