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[liberationtech] New Citizen Lab Report: The Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada

Marcin de Kaminski marcin.dekaminski at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 07:23:02 PST 2011


We gave documented cases of Iranian filtering services and massive ddos
attacks from swedish based hosts.

http://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.368083/svensk-koppling-till-irans-censur?mv=pass

http://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.369799?mv=pass

/Marcin
Den 18 nov 2011 16:15 skrev "Ti Chesley" <mattiaschesley at gmail.com>:

> Details, please? :)
>
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 8:41 AM, elham gheytanchi <elhamucla at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> > and Iranian officials purchase filtering software from companies in the
> > US via third parties.
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:55:33 -0800
> > From: sina.rabbani at gmail.com
> > To: irene.poetranto at utoronto.ca
> > CC: liberationtech at mailman.stanford.edu
> > Subject: Re: [liberationtech] New Citizen Lab Report: The Canadian
> > Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web
> hosting
> > in Canada
> >
> > Most if Iran's propaganda machine is also hosted in the US and Canada!
> > On Nov 17, 2011 11:24 AM, "Irene Poetranto" <irene.poetranto at utoronto.ca
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > A new Citizen Lab report, entitled The Canadian Connection: An
> investigation
> > of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada, has found that
> > websites of some ministries of the Syrian government, Syrian television
> > station Addounia TV and Hezbullah media arm Al-Manar are being hosted on
> > Canada-based web servers. As these three entities are all subject to
> > Canadian sanctions, there are legal questions concerning the provision of
> > web hosting services to these organizations.
> > This report continues Citizen Lab research into the intersection of the
> > private sector, authoritarianism, and cyberspace regulation, turning our
> > attention to a component of the Internet that does not typically receive
> the
> > same amount of attention as filtering, surveillance, and computer network
> > attack products and services: web hosting services.
> > Summary of main findings:
> >
> > Websites of the Syrian government, including the Ministries of
> > Culture,Transport, and others, are hosted on Canada-based web servers
> > through intermediary companies, one of which, called “Platinum
> > Incorporated,” advertises that it has co-location servers in Canada.
> > The Syrian TV station Addounia TV, which is sanctioned by Canada and the
> > European Union for inciting violence against Syrian citizens, uses
> > Canada-based web servers to host its website.
> > The website for Al-Manar - the official media arm of the Lebanese
> political
> > party, Hezbullah - is hosted on Canada- and US-based web servers and
> employs
> > Canada-based web servers to stream its TV broadcast globally. Al-Manar
> > satellite broadcasts have been banned by the US, France, Spain, and
> Germany
> > as well as the European Union. The United States includes Al-Manar on its
> > Specially Designated Nationals List, a list of entities with which U.S.
> > persons are generally prohibited from dealing, and the assets of which
> are
> > blocked. Canada currently classifies Hezbullah as a terrorist
> organization.
> > There are legal questions concerning the provision of web hosting
> services
> > to each of these organizations. As the Syrian government, Addounia TV,
> and
> > Hezbullah are all subject to Canadian sanctions, services provided by
> > Canada-based hosting providers to these entities may fall within the
> scope
> > of the sanctions.
> > Any consideration of the removal of an organization’s website from web
> > hosting services, however, must be treated as a potential infringement on
> > freedom of speech and access to information, with due process and proper
> > accountability mechanisms clearly articulated and followed.
> >
> > Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global
> > Security Studies, at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University
> of
> > Toronto, remarks:
> >
> > “Our findings peel back the layers of a complex, highly nuanced, and
> often
> > seamy world of web hosting. That Syrian government websites, including a
> > Syrian state-backed television station known to be inciting violence, are
> > hosted in Canada, is at minimum in contradiction to Canada’s stated
> foreign
> > policy and possibly material support to a regime that is now globally
> > condemned for its repression and violence. We encourage governments,
> civil
> > society, and the private sector to seriously consider how best to handle
> the
> > expanding responsibilities of web hosting companies and how due process
> and
> > proper accountability mechanisms can be normalized in ways that protect
> free
> > speech and access to information, while avoiding support for human rights
> > abuses and repressive regimes in ways that we document in this report.”
> >
> > The full report can be accessed here:
> > http://www.citizenlab.org/canadian-connection
> > --
> >
> > About the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies
> > The Canada Centre for Global Security Studies is an interdisciplinary
> unit
> > at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto that engages
> in
> > advanced research and policy development around global security issues
> > including cyber security, global health, and region-specific concerns,
> such
> > as the Arctic, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Asia,
> and
> > the changing face of the Americas.
> >
> > About the Citizen Lab
> > The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk
> School
> > of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on
> advanced
> > research and development at the intersection of digital media, global
> > security, and human rights. The Citizen Lab’s ongoing research network
> > includes the Information Warfare Monitor, the OpenNet Initiative, OpenNet
> > Eurasia, and Opennet.Asia.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Irene Poetranto
> >
> > Communications Assistant
> >
> > Citizen Lab
> >
> > Munk School of Global Affairs
> >
> > University of Toronto
> >
> > www.citizenlab.org
> >
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> >
> >
> >
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