Internet, telecommunications disrupted as fighting escalates
Syria is cut off from the Internet, according to an access monitoring firm, in what is being seen as a bid for censorship by the local government. All 84 of Syria's IP address blocks are currently unreachable, "effectively removing the country from the Internet," and appears to be linked to the current battle between the country's armed forces and Syrian rebels.
Libya Internet traffic goes silent
Libya repeated history in an attempt to avoid it on Friday with reports emerging that it has cut off Internet access within the country on what may be a more permanent fashion. After having tried rolling blackouts during the night, the Gaddafi regime now appears to have cut it off for over half a day or more. Traceroutes by Renesys into the country fail outright, and Google's search queries coming from Libya have also fallen off.