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[ NNSquad ] Syria using American software to censor Internet, experts say

Syria using American software to censor Internet, experts say

http://j.mp/n8DFeO  (Washington Post)

    "Syria is using equipment and software developed by an American company
     to censor the Internet and conduct surveillance of its citizens,
     according to data analyzed by technology experts and advocates for
     Syrian dissidents.  The equipment, developed by California-based Blue
     Coat Systems, is allegedly being used by Syria's autocratic government
     to block access to the Internet and crack down on dissidents who have
     been protesting against President Bashar al-Assad for nearly eight
     months, the experts and advocates say."
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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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