Cameron’s Internet crackdown dangerous for Egyptian democrats


This video is called Online reaction to the Hosni Mubarak trial in Cairo.

From blogger Zeinobia in Egypt:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

This is not good for us Mr. Cameron

British PM David Cameron told the House of Commons yesterday Thursday the following :

“Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill. So we are working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality”.

In other words the social media networks can [be] blocked in [the] UK to stop violence and disorder like for instance BBM and twitter not to mention Facebook.

More in Wired.

Now this is alarming on many levels because this is Britain, this is Europe where there are no boundaries for freedom of expression as far as it has been promoted for years.

This will definitely be used by the Mubarak defense team in the telecommunication blackout case especially now SCAF is firing back and defended Field Marshal Tantawy by leaking that he was against the decision of telecommunications blackout. The leak claims that he told former minister Tarek Kamel of telecommunications that he should ask the one who ordered him to cut the telecommunications if he wanted it back when the later asked him what to do!!

Already the Mubaraks’ supporters and bastards are defending their false idol and daddy’s decision to block the internet and to unleash their hate on Twitter and Facebook saying that if UK will think about this extreme to protect their society’s stability. “Their main platform currently, Twitter for the revolutionaries while Facebook is for the felol”

Forget about Egypt, think about other countries that can be harmed, now Bashar El Assad and other dictators will boldly block and even shut down the internet to protect the society and its so-called stability. “Too many crimes are made by the government for the sake of their own stability not their society’s real stability”.

I do understand when a country faces a real danger like for instance war or real terrorism, that there will be measures concerning the media, telecommunication and social media for sure but not in local protests and riots for God sake !

If looters used BBM and Twitter to know the places they can attack, Twitter and BBM were also used by thousands of British citizens to clean their community next day for God sake !!

Dear Mr. Cameron, you can block the whole internet in your country for weeks and even months but you can’t run away from our society’s economic and social problems. You are shooting the messenger.

The British Ambassador in Cairo made a video message to the Egyptians to tell them that it is safe to come to London.

After several days of destructive riots throughout the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron is practically tripping over himself in his eagerness to sacrifice liberty for security: here.

How David Cameron changed his tune on social media: here.

London Rioters Vs. Stock Market Traders: Who’s More Destructive? Here.

“Why are the Tories having dinner tonight with the son of a Syrian ‘war criminal’?” asks Andy McSmith: here.

Revolutions, Anarchy & Austerity: Why London Won’t Be the Last City to Burn: here.

Say goodbye to the days of anonymity on the Internet: here.

UK government moves to clamp down on Internet, citing child pornography: here.

The Bureau Recommends a Bloomberg report on Western technology used by the Syrian government to monitor its citizens: here.

US railway blocked phones to quash protest. California transit provider interrupted wireless mobile service to hamper protesters angry over police shooting: here.

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