How To Get Around The Internet Blackout In Syria — Or A Mass Communications Outage Anywhere

The Internet went down across Syria on Thursday as clashes between rebels and government-backed forces intensified. According to reports out of the country, landline and mobile telephone service have also been disrupted. But there may still be ways for people in Syria to get back online. “Unless they can create an electronic signal jam for the whole country, plus cut all the wires to the whole country, there’s a way to get the signal out,” said the Tor Project’s Jacob Applebaum, a security researcher who assisted activists in getting around Egypt’s Internet blackout in early 2011. The Tor Project is an organization of developers committed to Internet privacy.Read More…
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How To Get Around The Internet Blackout In Syria — Or A Mass Communications Outage Anywhere


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