Syria experienced a near total Internet blackout for 19 hours yesterday, and today the government said the outage stemmed from a cut cable, an explanation that security company CloudFlare called “highly unlikely.”
As the United States and Russia gear up to a summit to discuss their options for handling the ongoing civil conflict in Syria, the country has dropped 79 percent of its Internet connections, according to monitoring company Renesys.
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Nearly all Internet connectivity in Syria is down, according to Web-monitoring company Renesys. The blackout is consistent with operation of a government kill switch, Renesys says.