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[liberationtech] Censorship hardware - BLUECOAT IN SYIA

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 12:11:46 PST 2012


Oh, I'm with you - I just wanted to send it along in case there were folks
who hadn't heard about it.

On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Bernard Tyers <ei8fdb at ei8fdb.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Bernard
>
>
> Connected by Motorola
>
>
> "Jillian C. York" <jilliancyork at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203687504577001911398596328.html
>
> *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,
>> http://twitter.com/AmaraaBaghdad/status/274919986399703040/photo/1
>>
>> It looks like the ProxySG 9000 ( http://www.bluecoat.com/products/proxysg
>> )
>>
>> Rafal
>>
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