futurejournalismproject:

Syria Disappears from the Internet
Via AllThingsD:

A few hours ago, Syria, the Middle Eastern country in the middle of an especially bloody civil war, disappeared from the Internet.
The research firm Renesys, which keeps track of the status and health of the technical underpinnings of the Internet around the world, just reported that at 10:26 UTC this morning — which, by my watch, would have been 5:26 am ET — effectively all of Syria’s international Internet connectivity shut down…
…The Associated Press (via the Seattle Times) has a report citing Syrian activists saying that the government has cut off Internet and wireless phone connections in and around several neighborhoods of the capital city of Damascus. There have been some clashes there between government forces and the rebels.

Syria watchers are using the hashtag #SyriaBlackout on Twitter for updates and news.
Image: Akamai Traffic to Syria, via AllThingsD which reports that “all 84 blocks of IP addresses assigned to Syria have gone unreachable.”

This does not look good. The people in charge there do not want the rest of the world to see what’s coming…

futurejournalismproject:

Syria Disappears from the Internet

Via AllThingsD:

A few hours ago, Syria, the Middle Eastern country in the middle of an especially bloody civil war, disappeared from the Internet.

The research firm Renesys, which keeps track of the status and health of the technical underpinnings of the Internet around the world, just reported that at 10:26 UTC this morning — which, by my watch, would have been 5:26 am ET — effectively all of Syria’s international Internet connectivity shut down…

…The Associated Press (via the Seattle Times) has a report citing Syrian activists saying that the government has cut off Internet and wireless phone connections in and around several neighborhoods of the capital city of Damascus. There have been some clashes there between government forces and the rebels.

Syria watchers are using the hashtag #SyriaBlackout on Twitter for updates and news.

Image: Akamai Traffic to Syria, via AllThingsD which reports that “all 84 blocks of IP addresses assigned to Syria have gone unreachable.”

This does not look good. The people in charge there do not want the rest of the world to see what’s coming…

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