Wednesday, 26 January 2011

How to get on twitter/facebook in Egypt during protests

Since the #jan25 demonstrations in Egypt started yesterday thousands of Egyptians were unable to access their Twitter/Facebook accounts. The government will most likely be blocking access to these websites for some time ahead, and these activists will need to find a way around them.

There are solutions of course, this blogpost (http://christopherkullenberg.se/?p=2057) points some of them out. I personally recommend downloading a Tor browser package (http://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en). This is a browser that has been set up to connect to the Tor network (your data will take random routes within this worldwide secured network before making an unsecured request to the website you want to visit). Download it for Windows, Mac or Linux now!

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Update January 28th 2011

This will of course not work when your government disconnects the entire country ;)