Open Internet Red Alert: Syria’s Internet Shut Down

Several news agencies and web monitoring services are reporting that the Internet has beencompletely cut off in Syria since early afternoon today. While the government apparently blamed “terrorists” for the nationwide outage, activists and humanitarian organizations are raising concerns that it may have been a drastic measure taken by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to limit the flow of information amidst the civil war that has been ongoing for the last two years.
Open Internet Red Alert: Syria’s Internet Shut Down

Several news agencies and web monitoring services are reporting that the Internet has beencompletely cut off in Syria since early afternoon today. While the government apparently blamed “terrorists” for the nationwide outage, activists and humanitarian organizations are raising concerns that it may have been a drastic measure taken by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to limit the flow of information amidst the civil war that has been ongoing for the last two years.

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    red alert
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    tolle “rot-rundum-leuchte* =)
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    Ah, damn.
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    As of Saturday, most of Syria’s internet had been restored, and CNN reports (click-through link) that while the...
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