In a he-said she-said scenario, it's unclear who or what is responsible for the sustained blackout.
With international norms on the use of chemical weapons allegedly violated, but weak political support for military action, what do we do?
The move comes just a week after authorities took similar action against Twitter, as the country's prime minister faces growing criticism for limiting free speech.
Two years ago this week, authorities arrested a computer programmer, Bassel Khartabil, involved in protests against the Syrian government. There's still no word on when he'll be released.
The computer maker says in an SEC filing that it has been cooperating with investigation since June.
The same man who made jokes about the Egyptian uprising being about his shoes, now offers a Syrian tweet that is as cynical as it is tasteless.
The Internet giant could be hoping to take another stab at going head-to-head with Apple, Amazon, PayPal, Square and a slew of other tech giants looking to grab a slice of the payments pie.
The US military Central Command says it is investigating hacks of its YouTube and Twitter accounts by apparent ISIS supporters.
North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.
The hard-to-detect malware is a Swiss Army knife of clandestine tools to extract information from targets in non-English speaking countries, experts say.