Reports: Syria Internet Down As Egypt Blackout Catches On In Middle East

(Friday, January 28th, 2011)

On the same day that Egypt has suspended online activity, Syria has also blocked internet service.

Syria is known for a tight control of the internet, which was tightened further after the unrest in TUnisia, reports Reuters. Now, Al Arabiya is reporting that internet services have gone down completely in the country.

Egypt’s online services have reportedly been down since last night as the country’s deadly protests geared up for what was planned as the largest day of protests so far.

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One Comment

  1. kosherkid says:

    I wonder if having the Arab countries’ internet down will cut down on incidents of hacking worldwide, and particularly in Israel…

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