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Friday, July 20, 2012

Syria's Internet 40 Minute Black Hole Yesterday

Syria shut down the Internet for some 40 minutes yesterday, presumably for security reasons; graphic evidence below, and more technical details here.

The dropout of service is reminiscent of a couple of incidents last year: a partial shutdown in Syria and the notorious night Egypt shut down the Internet.

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