Internet News - In Brief


- Egyptian authorities have ordered the release of award-winning pro-democracy blogger Alaa Seif Al Islam. The blogger and his wife were joint recipients of the 2005 best blog prize awarded by the Paris-based rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders.

- IBurst has introduced a software interface that allows subscribers to monitor their Internet signal strength, download and upload speeds, as well as data usage. The interface is designed as a dashboard, showing three primary gauges that resemble those commonly found in a car, says the wireless Internet service provider