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Report: Internet Traffic From Syria Disappears

Umbrella Security Labs reports outbound and inbound Internet traffic from Syria has dropped significantly.

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Several independent [url=http://labs.umbrella.com/2013/05/07/breaking-news-traffic-from-syria-disappears-from-internet/]reports[/url] came out Tuesday afternoon of an apparent nationwide Internet service disruption in [url=//www.fastcompany.com/section/syria]Syria[/url] that has effectively disconnected the country from Internet communication with other parts of the world, though it is currently unclear whether people within the country are able to communicate with one another.

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At the time of this writing, [url=http://fastcompany/company/google]Google[/url]’s [url=http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/traffic/#expand=SY]Transparency Report[/url] shows all Google services have been inaccessible in Syria for two hours and 19 minutes.

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Jessica Hullinger is a London-based journalist who covers science, health, and innovation. She currently serves as a Senior Editor at TheWeek.com

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