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[liberationtech] Censorship hardware - BLUECOAT IN SYIA

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 13:04:15 PST 2012


Here's the original posting from Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=433109386756486&set=a.190671704333590.47245.188677754532985&type=1

Worth trying that version for EXIF data?

The caption reads, roughly:

*Damascus | 12-1 | Pictures of a Damascus "comm hubs" showing the devices
used to monitor the "http" Internet manufactured by US company BlueCoat,
which is prohibited from selling to the Syrian regime.*

The group that posted it states the following as their mission (again,
roughly):

"To transparently deliver the reality of what is happening in Syria."

There's a contact address (Shahed.3ayan.fb at gmail.com)



On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Ryan Gallagher <ryan at rjgallagher.co.uk>wrote:

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> > On 01/12/2012 19:44, Bernard Tyers wrote: I also wonder what
> > happened with that Dubai distributor?
>
> Last I heard was that, about a year ago, the US dept of commerce put
> restrictions on a man called Waseem Jawad who was operating in the UAE
> under the company name Info Tech. He was put on an "entity list",
> designed to restrict him from receiving controlled exports from the US
> in the future.
>
> Source: http://www.bis.doc.gov/news/2011/bis_press12152011.htm
>
> On 01/12/2012 19:44, Bernard Tyers 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
> > <mailto: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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> > "We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we
> > want the seemingly impossible to become a reality" - /Vaclav
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> >
> >
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