Egypt is in massive political upheaval and their government is cracking down on the protestors in just about every way imaginable. This includes cutting the entire nation off from the Internet.
I know it’s easy to get cynical about the Internet, and what it really means. lolcats, stupid viral videos, and inane status updates aside, the Internet is the way human beings communicate, and assemble. Cutting people off from the Internet isn’t about depriving them of porn, it’s about control and oppression.