Saturday, December 1, 2012

Internet shutdown

  • Syria's Internet shutdown leaves information void, may signal escalating war

    Syria's civil war went offline Thursday as millions of people tracking the conflict over YouTube, Facebook and other high-tech services found themselves struggling against an unnerving national shutdown of the Internet. The communications shutdown ...

  • How Syria Shut Down the Internet

    Syria isn't the first country to have suddenly cut its population off from the Internet, but the manner in which it did so may be unprecedented.

  • Syria Internet Shutdown: A Loser's Strategy

    It was less than two years ago, on January 28, 2011, three days into the Egyptian uprising, that President Hosni Mubarak's government shut down the internet. Just two weeks later he was gone. Shutting down the internet is not just a desperation move.

  • For Syria's Rebel Movement, Skype Is a Useful and Increasingly Dangerous Tool

    In a demonstration of their growing sophistication and organization, Syrian rebels responded to a nationwide shutdown of the Internet by turning to satellite technology to coordinate within the country and to communicate with outside activists.

  • Syria shutdown extends to second day #thecircuit

    Syria: The Internet shutdown in Syria has stretched into a second day, as experts speculate about why the country has gone offline.

  • Web monitor: 100 percent of Syria's Internet just shut down

    It appears that the Syrian government may have just taken a drastic measure it has conspicuously avoided over the nearly two years of fighting: cutting itself off from the Internet. Renesys, a Web-monitoring service, reported Thursday morning that ...

  • Main Airport and Internet Are Disrupted in Syria

    At the same time, two companies that monitor Internet traffic, Arbor Networks and Akamai, released data demonstrating that the Internet went out across the country around 10 a.m., and there was no indication by the evening that it had returned. The ...

  • Internet, capital's airport shut down in Syria

    BEIRUT - Two major links with the outside world were shut down in Syria on Thursday when Internet access disappeared across the country - raising fears of an impending escalation of the government's crackdown on the uprising there - and the largest ...

  • Internet Shut Down in Syria; Fighting Cripples Airport

    iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- Someone in Syria pulled the plug on Internet access in the country Thursday, and most of the nation's telephone service was also cut, raising concerns of many observers that the government of President Bashar ...

  • Google, Twitter activate voice tweets for Syrians after internet shut down

    Google and Twitter said they were reactivating the system which was used in 2011 when the Internet was shut down in Egypt by authorities for several days.

  • Syria: Internet shut down by government

    ... US-based company that distributes content on the Internet, also confirmed a complete outage for Syria. Syria has partially cut Internet connections during the 20-month uprising against President Bashar Assad but a nationwide shutdown is unprecedented.

  • Infuriated by Internet shutdown, Anonymous declares war on Syrian government ...

    The hactivist group Anonymous reacted angrily to the Internet shutdown yesterday in Syria, an act attributed to the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the civil war there.

  • Internet service shut down across Syria

    In this citizen journalism image provided by the Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian citizens walk in a destroyed street that was attacked on Wednesday by Syrian ...

  • Israel's Gaza Internet Chokehold Stokes Fears Of Shutdown

    A hacker group called Telecomix posted a message last week with instructions on how to work around a potential Internet shutdown. The group told Palestinians to use an Egyptian cellular card to access the Internet from their phone or tablets. Egyptian ...

  • Internet, phone services back online for much of Syria

    (CNN) -- Internet and cell phone coverage were restored Saturday to most Syrian provinces, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two days after a blackout shut down virtually all Internet service in the country. Residents in the capital ...

  • Cyber Monday 3: 132 web sites shut down for selling counterfeit merchandise

    On Monday morning, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and European officials shut down 132 Internet sites because the web sites are suspected of selling counterfeit products illegally. Cyber Monday - the Monday after Thanksgiving ...

  • Syria Internet Shutdown Can Be Bypassed By Rebels Says US

    Washington, DC - The Syria internet shutdown cay be bypassed by the Syrian government rebel opposition according to the United States State Department.

  • Anonymous Hackers Target Syrian President & Websites Following Nationwide ...

    Anonymous, the hacktivist organization has spoken out against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's violent military campaign against his own people, but the Middle East dictator pushed the online army to far when he shut down his country's internet (more ...

  • Cutting Syria's Internet: desperate move doomed to failure

    In the rebel-controlled areas, Internet connectivity was shut down, and almost all external digital communication was via satellite phone.

  • More than 100 websites shut down on Cyber Monday

    Online merchants peddling phony designer shoes and handbags got no deals from law enforcement on Cyber Monday - they were shut down. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the seizure of 101 websites in the United States ...

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