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Internet Out in Damascus

Some parts of Damascus have become a technological black hole, as Syrian authorities are blocking Internet and cellphone signals amid clashes between rebels and government forces. One activist living outside the country told The Guardian that landlines have also been cut in some areas and that he’s been using satellite telephones to communicate with people in Syria. This is not the first time the Syrian government has cut phone lines and Internet access in areas heavily populated by rebel forces.

November 29, 2012 11:08 AM