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[liberationtech] Censorship hardware - BLUECOAT IN SYIA

Rafal Rohozinski r.rohozinski at psiphon.ca
Sat Dec 1 12:43:36 PST 2012


As I wrote in the initial post, this tweet picture *allegedly* shows
equipment in Damascus. That needs to be verified. These are, after all,
exciting and excitable times :-)

Rafal

Sent by PsiPhone mobile. Please excuse typos or other oddities.

On 2012-12-01, at 3:34 PM, "Jillian C. York" <jilliancyork at gmail.com> wrote:

Can anyone pull the exif data from the photo?  I'm not having any luck, but
I'm an amateur.

On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Douglas Lucas <dal at riseup.net> wrote:

> If anyone can get the name of the office or location, or specific names
> of Syrian authorities involved, I might be able to do something with that.
>
> Douglas
> Email/PGP: dal at riseup.net 880B7171.
>
> On 12/01/2012 01:36 PM, Bernard Tyers wrote:
> > About the photo: is there any idea where that photo was taken, and what
> > date? Is it possible to get photos of the back of the rack?
> >
> > To me the location for that kit looks strange. The surrounding look like
> > an office, however that equipment would not be suitable for general
> > office surroundings.
> >
> > That is indeed an SG9000.
> >
> > This is purely personal opinion and I could be mistaken but the
> > equipment in the rack beside the 9000 has some physical features of some
> > ZTE kit.
> >
> > Based on searches ZTE have in the past hired for telecoms engineers and
> > account managers for clients in Damascus.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Bernard
> >
> >
> > 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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