November 29th, 2012
03:24 PM ET

The moment that Syria's Internet went down

Internet traffic monitor Akamai Technologies says its data supports what another group has reported: That Syria pretty much dropped off the Internet on Thursday morning.


The other Internet monitoring group, Renesys, said more than 90% of the Internet access in Syria was shut down on Thursday. It was not clear who was behind the latest event, but the government has intermittently cut off Internet access several times in the past two years.

Read more about the shutdown

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  1. RevNowWhileWeCan

    That stinks. I'm friends with Syriangirl Partisan on Facebook and she hasn't responded to any posts in the last 3 hours. 🙁
    BTW. She's a great source of the real haps in Syria if she gets back online. She's for governmental reform but strongly against outside intervention.

    November 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Batman

      No outside intervention means you will all live in sufferance forever and nothing will change.

      November 30, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Grow up.

    November 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Sure hope she gets back online. And hope that Syrian people are spared more blood shed. The foreign induced implosion has spiraled out of control.
    There are news today that we are considering directly arming the 'rebels'.

    November 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • RevNowWhileWeCan

      They are already thru NATO. They are fighting with American made munitions like m-16's, stinger missiles etc. There is even a tank that was seen and reported going thru the boarder at the Bab al-Hawa Border Crossing thru Turkey. Check it out. They obviously didn't make these weapons at a 'rebel camp'. 🙂

      November 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Sorry to hear about your friend @ revnow and i will say a prayer for her tonite. Just as i do for the Syrian children every nite. Sad state of affairs in that country but the kids are the real victims.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hide Behind

    The cash registers are already going ka-ching for thr millions being paid to deliver ammo.
    THE financials in every euro centri are pushing numbers of how much a loan nation will need to rebuild and what resources and percentages of interest to charge the ones being armed by US and its allies.
    NATO only going to suport Hillarys choice of who to support.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. shawngibson

    No phone, no Internet, no way therefore for the outside world to know what is going on (so it would seem). Sounds like a recipe for genocide to me. Very scary.

    November 30, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. Coyote

    "The phones in Washington were out for an hour and a half to keep the wrong stories from spreading." – Mr X, JFK

    November 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Coyote

    and this is why I turned down the 80k job for the 30k job, my money will never go for this expletive deleted.

    November 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |