Google Exec Missing In Egypt

Wael Ghonim, marketing head for Google in the Middle East and North Africa, was reported missing by Google earlier today. Ghonim was last seen Thursday night in central Cairo. The country has been engulfed in civil unrest and anti-government protest for the past week.

Massive protests of Egyptian citizens have been calling for the resignation of current President Hosni Mubarak and a regime change. The Egyptian government has shut down internet service for the entire country on Thursday night except for Noor Group, the lone ISP available. They have cut off cell phone services as well as social networking sites Twitter and Facebook in hopes of disrupting the protest movement. The only way to get information out is through Noor, calling someone through a land line, or using a dial-up modem.

Google asks that if anyone has any information to call +44 20 7031 3008.

[Via Reuters]