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Egypt Loses the Internet

Updated January 31: Added graph and discussion of remaining active paths Following a week of growing protests and periodic telecommunication disruption, Egypt suddenly lost all Internet connectivity at approximately 5:20pm EST Thursday. The below graph shows traffic to and from Egypt based on ATLAS data from 80 providers around the world. Between 3 and 5pm […]

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The Internet After Dark (Part 2)

This blog completes our informal three week study of Internet daily traffic patterns. Using data from the Internet Observatory, we analyzed weekday application traffic across 110 geographically diverse ISPs, including some of the largest carriers in North American and Europe. We believe this report (and upcoming paper) represent the largest study of Internet traffic temporal […]

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ATLAS 2.0: Observing A Rapidly Changing Internet

It’s already been over 2 years ago since we first introduced our Active Threat Level Analysis System – ATLAS, a multiphase project that’s been evolving pretty much constantly ever since.  The first phase of ATLAS focused on capturing data via a globally scoped network of sensors running a number of data capture and analysis tools […]

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The Great Obama Traffic Flood

Streaming video traffic coverage of Obama’s inauguration flooded North American backbones today. Traffic increases varied wildly across US providers with some seeing an overall 5% increase in backbone traffic and others jumping more than 40%. This multi terabit per second flood represents one of the single largest one day spikes in Internet traffic since ATLAS […]

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