Google shows that Egypt is back online

February 2, 2011: 8:24 AM ET

Using the transparency tool, it looks like Egyptians are back online this morning.

Google's (GOOGTransparency tool is a good way to see to what degree a government is denying/allowing their citizens access to the Internet.  Usually China is where the action is, but over the past week, Egypt's government has turned off the Internet amid protests calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

While protests continue, as of this morning, the government has turned the Internet back on.  Here's the data to back that up:

Google and Twitter teamed up to enable Twitter by phone earlier this week.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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