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[liberationtech] Censorship hardware - BLUECOAT IN SYIA

Bernard Tyers ei8fdb at
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> wrote:

>*Blue Coat Systems<>
> 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>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 (
>> Rafal
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