Massive Internet Outages in Syria

TechCrunch reports that Syria is experience massive Internet outage, as shown in the Google Transparency Report and reports from the security firm Cloudflare. Virtually no traffic is coming out of the area. The situation is reminiscent of 2012, when the Syrian government disabled the Internet in an attempt to stymy the rebels. It’s still unclear what’s causing the current outage but right now Syrian citizens are cut off from the rest of the world.

You can read the full article, with links to an explanation of the technology involved in shutting down a region’s Internet here.

 

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