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Syria’s Internet Blackout: How The Government Could Have Done It

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http://techcrunch.com – Last week, the entire country of Syria experienced an Internet blackout. The country’s repressive regime claimed that a terrorist attack had taken out the physical cables that connect it to the rest of the world, but Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder of web security firm Cloudflare, says that claim is unfounded. Syria, she explains, has four physical cables connecting the country to the rest of the net, and the outage happened within a span of only two minutes. Cutting all of the cables “would have to be a very orchestrated sort of event.” More likely, she says, was that the (IT news)