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Backstory: Egypt & the Internet

Thursday, February 03, 2011

This week’s complete shutdown of the internet in Egypt was unprecedented in the history of the web. While the internet is up and running again in the country, the lessons from that decision still remain unclear. On today’s Backstory segment we’ll look at what the shutdown means for the internet service providers, human rights and the future of online activism. We'll speak with Andrew McLaughlin, former deputy chief technology officer in the Obama Administration and with Cynthia Wong an attorney at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

Guests:

Andrew McLaughlin and Cynthia Wong

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