Syria blocks Facebook access, citing Israeli ‘infiltration’

[AP] Syrian authorities have blocked Facebook, the popular Internet hangout, over what seems to be fears of Israeli “infiltration” of Syrian social networks on the Net, according to residents and media reports.Residents of Damascus said that they have not been able to enter Facebook for more than two weeks. An Associated Press reporter got a blank page when he tried to open Facebook’s home page Friday from the Syrian capital.
http://iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/07/news/Syria-Facebook.php
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Syria-Facebook.html
http://www.siliconvalley.com/news/ci_7661229Also see:
More than 100 websites blocked in growing wave of online censorship
Reporters Without Borders is concerned that the number of websites to which access is blocked in Syria has been growing steadily for the past month. More than 100 websites, including the video-sharing site YouTube, the blog platform Blogspot and the email service Hotmail, are now inaccessible.
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=24671

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