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Beyonce Kicked Out of the Pyramids?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Rumors,

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Beyonce Knowles has hit back at allegations she was kicked out of the Pyramids in Egypt for being "rude."

The "Love On Top" hitmaker, who has a 22-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, with her rapper husband Jay Z, was reportedly told to leave the popular tourist attraction in 2009 by infamous archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, who is known as "Egypt's Indiana Jones" because he was unimpressed with her behavior. "Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady... She said she would come at 3 p.m. but she came late. I said 'You have to say I'm sorry I'm late.' But she didn't open her mouth. I brought a photographer and she also had a photographer and a guard. When my photographer started to shoot, he said 'No, Stop! I am the one who says yes or no, not you.' I said, 'In that case since you almost hit my photographer and you are not polite - out! I am not giving you the privilege of having you on my tour.' I said Beyonce was stupid and I left," the former Egyptian antiquities minister told The Independent newspaper.

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Kim Kardashian to Marry in Egypt?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Weddings, Rumors,

Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKanye West and Kim Kardashian are planning to marry in Egypt. The couple - who welcomed their first child, North West, last month - have reportedly become engaged and Kim has her heart set on a destination wedding following the fiasco of her short lived marriage to Kris Humphries in 2011.

"Kim and Kanye were talking to the baby when in mid-sentence he asked Kim to marry him. She started to cry and mouthed the word, 'Yes.' This time she wants something different and exotic. She likes how Katy Perry and Russell Brand got married in India with an Indian-themed wedding. She wants that. Kim thinks she's the spitting image of Egyptian goddess Isis, so she has been talking about doing an Egyptian-themed wedding, at the pyramids. She says Kanye digs the idea too. It will cost millions to fly everyone to Egypt, but money is no object," a source said.

If they do fly to an exotic location, both Kim and Kanye have admitted they worry about protecting their baby and the new father is rumored to pay for doctor to check on her every day to make she is OK.


Google and Twitter add tweet by phone for Egypt

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Internet,

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In light of the severe Internet disruptions that are happening in Egypt, where the government cut off all Internet access and SMS messages in and out of the country in an attempt to silence the 80 million people living there, we've seen a number of technologies come up to break the blockade. People have been using ham radios, satellite phones, and fax machines to make their voices heard. Now, Google and Twitter have partnered up over the weekend to create a phone-to-tweet service, where people from Egypt can make calls to an international number, and their messages will be tweeted automatically. Yet another example that proves you can't silence an entire people, and the communication always finds a way. Very cool.

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Will the US get an Internet Kill Switch like Egypt?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Editorial, Internet,

 

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With reports of Egypt's government completing shutting down the Internet in the country, talk about an "Internet kill switch" bill in the U.S. has reemerged. Could it happen here?

The bill in question is the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, a cyber-security measure introduced in June by Sen. Joseph Lieberman. It was an over-arching cyber-security measure that, among other things, would create an office of cyberspace policy within the White House and a new cyber-security center within the Homeland Security Department.

A provision that got the most attention, however, was one that gave the president the power to "authorize emergency measures to protect the nation's most critical infrastructure if a cyber vulnerability is being exploited or is about to be exploited."

Some interpreted that to mean that the president would have the authority to shut off the Internet at random. Lieberman refuted the "Internet kill switch" assertion as "misinformation" during an appearance on CNN, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which he chairs, later published a "myth vs. reality" fact sheet on the bill.

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The Egypt Internet blackout

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Editorial, Internet,

As the violence and protests develop in Egypt, Renesys, an Internet research firm, published a fascinating overview of what happened to the country's Internet connections. At 22:34 UTC, all the entry points into the country were cut in a matter of minutes. The four major Internet providers in Egypt were ordered to cut all links, by removing the 3,500 routes that packets could take, leading to no valid path for the traffic to reach any addresses inside of the country, save for one small network. Almost a day later, they estimate that around 93% of traffic is still cut off.

Unlike earlier protests in Tunisia and other countries, where governments tried unsuccessfully to block invidual sites like Twitter and Facebook, people still finding ways around the blocks through proxies, this time the complete isolation from the global Internet was an unprecedented event. It's still not known what will happen to the economy of the country if these measures stay for longer than a few days.

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