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[liberationtech] Narus- american company helped Egyptian goevernment to spy on its citizens?

John Graham-Cumming jgc at
Thu Feb 10 14:41:48 PST 2011

What's the sign of SmartFilter in use?  Is it a RST packet when you
wouldn't expect one or proxying the HTTP connection and giving you
some other page?

In fact, on a related note.  Was it SmartFilter that did the
JavaScript injection in Tunisia?


On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 22:39, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at> wrote:
> On 02/10/2011 02:14 PM, ilf wrote:
>> On 02-10 11:12, Jillian C. York wrote:
>>> Let's not forget that SmartFilter was used in Tunisia for filtering as
>>> well (and probably still will be; a new document from the interim
>>> government suggests that filtering to some degree will be written into
>>> law):
>> Very interesting.
>>> SmartFilter (owned by McAfee, which is owned by Intel) is also used in
>>> most of the Gulf countries.
>> Do you have further information on that, preferrably published?
> I have lots of evidence about this - I am in control of computers in
> various countries - lots of them are filtered by SmartFilter.
> I talked a bit about this in my SOURCE Boston talk last year:
> Saudi for example is filtered by what appears to be SmartFilter. The
> same appears to be true for systems in Qatar on Qtel.
> The list goes on and on. Different countries have different filtering
> systems but nearly all of them are commercially products from the good
> ol' US of A.
> All the best,
> Jacob
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