Via Fark comes this story of what I can't see as anything other than Youtube (and Yahoo), bending to the will of the inhumane Egyptian government.
YouTube has suspended the account of Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, who has been posting videos of cases of torture in his country. One of the videos he posted, of a Cairo man being beating and sexually assaulting, was credited with helping bring pressure on Egyptian authorities. That pressure led to three-year jail sentences for two of the policeman involved in the assault. Abbas has called the suspension of his YouTube account "by far the biggest blow to the anti-torture movement in Egypt", according to Amira Al Hussaini on Global Voices.And from a new post on his blog, Yahoo has disabled his email account (link and quote are translated versions):
Now Yahoo e-mail account suspensionIf the above accounts are true, Google and Yahoo have some serious explaining to do.
Tried to enter the user name and my Albasword not succeeded
Brady sent a letter to the Postal another Fjani following reply:
Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.
Remote host said: 554 delivery error: Sorry your message to
[edited out] @yahoo.com cannot be delivered. This account has been
disabled or discontinued [#102]. Disabled or discontinued [# 102]. - [edited out] yahoo.com [BODY]
Update: Just found the story on FoxNews, with links to videos.