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Old technology finds role in Egyptian protests

Fax machines, ham radio and dial-up modems are helping to avoid the net block imposed on Egypt. On 27 January, Egypt fell off the internet as virtually all international connections were cut following an order from the government. But older technologies proved their worth as net activists and protesters used them to get round the block. Protesters are also circulating information about how to avoid communication controls inside Egypt.

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