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Syria drops off of the Internet...again

Syria experiencing near-total disconnect from Internet

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: May 7, 2013 10:45 pm

Syria, a country currently engaged in a large civil war, has dropped off of the Internet...again. This isn't the first time Syria has had its Internet connectivity drop to near zero. It's widely suspected that this latest Internet disconnect has been caused by the Syrian government.

 

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The outage has been ongoing since around 2:45pm ET. Almost four hours later, Syria still doesn't have connectivity. The only people who seem to still have access to the web are activists who can afford a satellite Internet link, which isn't many. Google's Transparency Report is documenting the outage.

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