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Could a Syria-Style Internet Blackout Happen in the ­.s.?


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Syrian Telecom traffic

Graph showing Syrian Telecom's outgoing traffic dropping to zero.

Credit: Renesys; Source: Global Traceroute Data

The ongoing Internet blackout in Syria, like the one that occurred in Egypt early in 2011, prompts curiosity as to whether such an event could happen in one's own country.

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