29 Nov '12, 8pm

Syria shuts down the Internet: The Internet in Syria went dark Thursday with 100 percent of Syrian networks cras...

The Internet in Syria went dark Thursday with 100 percent of Syrian networks crashing throughout the day. Many speculate the Syrian government has shut down the Internet to prevent further advances by the rebels in the civil war raging in the country. The rebels depend on internet connectivity for communication, training and organizing attacks. Shutting it down puts the rebels at a sever disadvantage. Foreign Policy’s Cyber Apps blog speculated that the Internet blackout could be a precursor to a large scale offensive against the rebels to include a nation wide civilian massacre. Rafif Jouejati, a U.S. representative for the Local Coordination Committees in Syria told Killer Apps : “This is the MO of the regime before it storms any given area, they cutoff communications, water, power, before they storm and what always happens is a massacre.” This is not the first attack su...

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