Saturday, December 1, 2012

Syria internet blackout

  • Two-day Internet blackout ends in Syria

    Experts have blamed the outage on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. His government has been accused of cutting Internet and telephone communications on a number of occasions since the rebel uprising began some 20 months ago.

  • Syrian Internet outage persists, Speak2Tweet allows phone tweets

    It appears Syria's recent and continued Internet outage has rekindled public interest in Google's Speak2Tweet service.

  • Syria conflict: internet blackout continues - Friday 30 November 2012

    A view seen though a sniper's scope held for the photographer by a Free Syrian Army fighter shows a Syrian flag fluttering in an area controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near Aleppo's historical citadel. Photograph: Stringer ...

  • USA Internet Blackout Unlikely, Experts Say

    The global Internet intelligence company took a map of the globe and color-coded countries based on how difficult it would be to achieve an "Internet blackout" in that country. The U.S. ... (Internet returned to two Syrian cities on Saturday, according ...

  • Syrian Web blackout stirs concern

    Post reporter Craig Timberg sits down with us to discuss the Syrian Internet blackout, whether the rebels are behind it and how it may impact the continuing conflict.

  • Video said to show Syrian rebel executing unarmed prisoners

    This video, posted to YouTube on Thursday after the Syrian Internet blackout went into effect, has been viewed thousands of times and drawn wide attention from Syria-watchers.

  • Syrian Internet largely restored after blackout

    BEIRUT Internet and telephone service were restored across much of Syria on Saturday following a two-day, nationwide communications blackout that came during some of the worst fighting to hit the capital since July. Experts say the shutdown was likely ...

  • Syria Hits Internet Kill Switch; Blackout Continues

    Renesys noted that all trace routes into Syria were also failing -- consistent with what would be an Internet blackout in the country -- and no customer networks on the country's primary Internet network, known as the Syrian Telecommunications ...

  • Syria's internet blackout may signal something worse

    Unlike in Egypt, where the government had to force or coerce internet service providers (ISPs) into shutting down, the Syrian government only allows ISPs to operate within the network infrastructure of STE, the Syrian telecommunications establishment.

  • Internet blackout continues in Syria

    Phone and internet networks were down across most of Syria for a second straight day, amid reports of fighting near the capital's international airport.

  • Syria suffers Internet blackout

    ... of keeping them safe, keeping them secure from regime tampering, regime listening, regime interruption," Nuland said during the press briefing.

  • Communications blackout doesn't deter hackers targeting Syrian regime

    Next Slide Previous Slide. An Internet blackout and complete lack of phone service has not stopped the infamous international hacker group Anonymous from its cyberwar on the Syrian regime. The hacker group, which has been credited with online attacks ...

  • Syria suffers Internet 'blackout'; cut off from the outside world

    Google's Transparency Report, which monitors Internet connectivity events around the world, also confirmed the outage as widespread across Syria. The search giant's report is updated throughout the day but was not updated until around 4:30 p.m. UTC ...

  • Entire country of Syria now offline, gov't possibly threw kill switch

    In an unprecedented Internet blackout, Syria has vanished offline - all 84 IP address blocks that connect Syria's residents to the Internet were cut off at 12:26 p.m. local time Thursday. There are also reports on Twitter that landlines and cellphones ...

  • The three big questions on Syria's Internet blackout

    This morning, an entire country was effectively cut off from the Internet. Web traffic in and out of Syria dropped to zero abruptly, a drastic development more than a year into a conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

  • Syria Blackout Enters Day 2

    Opposition and rights groups that are typically in constant communication with their network on the ground said their contact had been limited by disrupted Internet and cellphone service. Syria's Internet, which is controlled by the Syrian government ...

  • Internet and phone services cut in Syria as fears grow of a major government ...

    Syria was almost totally cut off from the outside world yesterday as the government apparently sought to flex its muscles by shutting down internet and phone services across the country, and flights into and out of the main airport were cancelled due ...

  • Twitter Users Respond To Syria's Internet Blackout With Dial-Up Help (TWEETS)

    As Next Web notes, it's yet unclear as to whether the Internet blackout and breakdown in telephone communication is directly connected to the ongoing civil war; nonetheless, at the time of publication, most of Syria remains without online access. In a ...

  • Syria under Internet blackout, fighting cuts access to Damascus airport

    The Internet and some telephone lines went down across Syria. Rebels and the government traded blame for the blackout, the worst communications outage in 20 months of conflict. Rebels fighting to topple Assad have been making gains around Syria by ...

  • Internet Back Up in Syria's Capital

    (Newser) - Syria's Internet blackout has lifted in the capital of Damascus and other key cities, at least for the time being, reports the BBC and al-Jazeera.

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