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Thanks to a three-decade-old executive order, researchers say, Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless domestic surveillance may not be as strong as first thought.
In a he-said she-said scenario, it's unclear who or what is responsible for the sustained blackout.
The country lost online access on Wednesday, according to Internet monitoring company Renesys.
Both services have reportedly been blocked by the government, says the Guardian, forcing people to access them through VPN software.
Citizens in the country once again have access to the Internet, following an eight-hour outage early Wednesday.
Internet, mobile, and landline networks have been inaccessible in the war-torn country.
Internet access is back in Syria after a more than 19 hour outage that started on Tuesday. But what caused the Internet to go down?
The Internet is back online in most of the country after an outage some say was orchestrated by the government to disrupt opposition forces.
An outage at 10:26 a.m. UTC, or 5:26 a.m. ET, shut down all Syrian access to the Web. Phone lines also appear to be down, and airlines are canceling flights.
Online hacktivist group blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the Internet blackout blanketing the country and vows retaliation.