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Syria Uses US Technology in Cyber Crackdown


World  (tags: technology, repression, world, internet, news, middle-east, Syria, world, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', interesting, freedoms )

Cal
- 1008 days ago - motherjones.com
Tech experts say that Syria is using technology made by an American company, Blue Coat Systems, to block access to the internet--and they have the data to prove it.



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Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 3:21 pm
It stands to reason, Syria, and the rest of the world would be using American technology.I'm just waiting for an article talking about America being the cause of Syria's communication suppression.
 

JM A. (176)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 8:03 pm
TOO MUCH SNOPPY BUSINESS
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 10:47 pm
Noted. Cal, thanks.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:34 am
Blue Coat - the name suggests Police. No doubt developed to spy on Americans.
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 3:48 pm
It is worse than just being able to use our technology. American companies are developing tech applications specifically to help totalitarian regimes spy on and track their own people.
 

Jesica De Beer (2)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 5:39 pm
Noted thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 5:40 pm
Does it surprise anyone that the #1 exporter of harmful, lethal, and invasive technologies has done so again?
 

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 6:04 pm
A country that brags so of freedom, with the most prisons full to capacity who would be surprised that the backlash of such population control would find it's way to other countries. Before you call yourself the land of the free take another look.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:53 pm
thanks--not surprising
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Friday October 21, 2011, 12:45 am
The real problem is that in several countries in the world there are companies who develop Orwell's "Big Brother" like technology.
I wish noone had EVER thought of developing them.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Friday October 21, 2011, 1:37 am
no surprise
 

Rita White (55)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:33 am
thanks
 

Danielle Steitz (3)
Sunday October 23, 2011, 12:48 pm
There's something to be said about the fact that nobody is shocked by this revelation. The American government and American corporations both must realize who they are selling these dangerous technologies to and understand that buyers do not always use these things for the purposes that they say they are going to. Thanks for the story.
 
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