No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown

Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Egypt has intensified its cyber crackdown under president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In recent years authorities have blocked Facebook’s controversial Free Basics program for not allowing it to spy on users, imprisoned citizens for satirical Facebook posts and reportedly used Deep Packet Inspection technology allowing for extensive surveillance of Egyptians’ online activities. Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/26/1431709/?ncid=rss
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