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    by Sean Gallagher - Aug 21 2012, 4:25pm

    Censorship and government monitoring aren’t the only problems facing Syrian Internet users. There have been frequent, recent shutdowns of all Internet traffic crossing the Syrian border over the last few months, accompanying dramatic changes in how the country connects to the rest of the world. With growing international diplomatic pressure and sanctions against Syria, the Syria Telecommunications Establishment (which controls the country’s Internet infrastructure) has increasingly taken its network business somewhere it’s wanted: China.  But despite sanctions, some Syrian ISPs still maintain a presence in the US, with the largest hosting its home page on a server in Chicago.

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