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Syria Completely Cut Off From The Internet

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Syria seems to have been completely cut off from the Internet, according to various monitoring agencies. According to data just released by Google, Internet access has been completely cut off in Syria in the past few hours. Mobile phones and landlines may not be working properly either, says Google in a Facebook wall post. It is not yet clear whether Internet communication within Syria is available.

At around 18:45 UTC OpenDNS resolvers saw a significant drop in traffic from Syria. On closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet,” says Dan Hubbard, CTO of Umbrella Security Labs, the threat research division of OpenDNS.

Those who still have a phone connection can  use Speak2Tweet by leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+90 212 339 1447 or +30 21 1 198 2716 or +39 06 62207294 or +1 650 419 4196). Press 1 to leave a voicemail and # when you’re done; and the service will tweet the message. Users can listen to messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet.

 

[Image courtesy: Wikipedia/Voice of America News: Scott Bobb reports from Aleppo, Syria]

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