Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown

An illustrative photo taken on September 11, 2013, shows the logo of social networking website Twitter displayed on a computer screen in London. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)

An illustrative photo taken on September 11, 2013, shows the logo of social networking website Twitter displayed on a computer screen in London. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)

WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube slowed or stopped after government arrests top Kurdish lawmakers

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U.S. Web Attacks Skyrocket Ahead of Mid East Action: 81% Above Normal

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com
August 28th, 2013

Outgoing Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano ominously warned of a coming “cyber event” in an open letter to her successor this week, claiming that such an attack on the domestic internet “will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy, and the everyday functioning of our society.”

With tensions at a breaking point in the middle east, and all military options on the table, there can be no doubt that we (meaning all sides involved) are now engaged in cyber warfare ahead of traditional military activities.

According to Akamai, which monitors global internet conditions, the United States is experiencing a surge in web attacks this morning, clocking in at 81% above normal.

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