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The Internet Is Down in Syria ... But we don't yet know what -- or who -- caused the outage.
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[quote:smilesun:MV8yMDY2ODk1XzM0Nzc4MTY1X0M5MTREMDIy] [quote:Anonymous Coward 28353201:MV8yMDY2ODk1XzM0Nzc2OTI3X0FEQkE1Mjgx] cut the lines [/quote] The Syrian government has blamed "terrorists" for the disconnection. "The terrorists targeted the internet lines, resulting in some regions being cut off," Syria's minister of information told a pro-government television station. According to activists, it has been known for similar communication cuts to occur in isolated areas before military operations. Amnesty International has described the reports as "very disturbing". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20546302 [/quote]
A hefty -- and scary -- percentage of the Internet in Syria seems to be down at the moment.
Per the global Internet monitor Renesys, "77 networks experienced an outage in Syria starting at 10:26 UTC on November 29. This represents 92% of the routed networks in the country." [
link to www.theatlantic.com
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