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[liberationtech] Censorship hardware - BLUECOAT IN SYIA
ei8fdb at ei8fdb.org
Sat Dec 1 11:44:59 PST 2012
And reading that article now, I wonder what ever happened to that "internal investigation" Blue coat were running.
I also wonder what happened with that Dubai distributor?
Something tells me they're still doing business.
Restrictions make no difference in these cases when you have one company who will provide a "partner" service provider who will then provide a service to the persona non grata, possibly or possibly not with the knowledge of the original company.
Connected by Motorola
"Jillian C. York" <jilliancyork at gmail.com> wrote:
>*Blue Coat Systems<http://online.wsj.com/public/quotes/main.html?type=djn&symbol=BCSI>
> Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., says it shipped the Internet "filtering"
>devices to Dubai late last year, believing they were destined for a
>department of the Iraqi government. However, the devices—which can block
>websites or record when people visit them—made their way to Syria, a
>country subject to strict U.S. trade embargoes.
>On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Rafal Rohozinski
><r.rohozinski at psiphon.ca>wrote:
>> This pic has just been posted on twitter. It was picked up by the Secdev
>> Syria Operation Group. It is allegeldy a picture of internet censorship
>> hardware taken inside a telecom hub (exchange) in Damascus,
>> It looks like the ProxySG 9000 ( http://www.bluecoat.com/products/proxysg)
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