Blue Coat, a U.S. tech firm, admits Syria used its products to censor the web during "Arab Spring"

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9 Responses to “Blue Coat, a U.S. tech firm, admits Syria used its products to censor the web during "Arab Spring"”

  1. Mordicai says:

    & a double whammy, since the Arab Spring happened regardless– “Blue Coat!  We hate free speech, & we’re bad at preventing it!”  TM.

  2. elix says:

    So, we can expect an investigation into the apparent violation of embargos to save face, and the public will be starved of information on what happens until they forget about it, and then the investigation will quietly subside.

    Call me a cynic, but that’s what I’m expecting.

  3. aynrandspenismighty says:

    We only meant to suppress Iraqis!

  4. awjt says:

    The world needs an Internet that cannot be touched by any nation.  We need radio and light-based encrypted communications in international waters and near earth orbit.

  5. bruckelsprout says:

    Oppressive governments.  Or as international corporations like to refer to them – niche markets.

  6. hanzo says:

    It’s worth noting that Syria isn’t the only oppressive government customer of Blue Coat…

    The US DoD uses Blue Coat devices extensively throughout CONUS and OCONUS military installations.

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