Tuesday May 17, 2016

Iraq Shuts Down Internet to Prevent Exam Cheating

You know you take your sixth grade exams seriously when you shut down the internet to an entire country to prevent cheating. Damn. I'd hate to see how they block porn over there.

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Fears that sixth graders may cheat on exams have led to periods of Internet outages across the country, new data suggests. A report by Internet traffic analysts Dyn Research revealed Internet blackouts occurred across Iraq on May 14, 15, and 16آ—mirroring a similar pattern of shutdowns last year that coincided with final year exams for entry into junior high school.

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