Syria resorted to shutting down its country's access to the Internet on Thursday during its time of civil unrest, Helen Popkin reported.
According to Akamai Technologies, a Web content distributor, "all 84 of Syria's IP address blocks have become unreachable". Web connection has been disrupted occasionally during the 20-month civil war, but this is the first complete cut off.
Shutting down local and international communication has become a common method used by governments facing civil unrest, as it has been done by Libya, Egypt and Iran.
MSNBC by Helen Popkin