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Bluecoat's role in Syrian censorship and nationwide monitoring system #OpSyria

This second translated article is intended to update an international audience about the current situation concerning the OpSyria operation (you can read the first article here). All contents on this website are released under a Creative Commons By licence, you are free to reproduce, republish and broadcast this content as long as you provide a link to the original.

This second translated article is intended to update an international audience about the current situation concerning the OpSyria operation (you can read the first article here). All contents on this website are released under a Creative Commons By licence, you are free to reproduce, republish and broadcast this content as long as you provide a link to the original.

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We have already talked about Bluecoat, a company from a country that allegedly sets other countries free by bombing their populations, under the pretense that these countries own - imaginary, of course - weapons of mass destruction... yes, we are talking about the USA.

Just like France, Mickey Mouse's native country is really up to date on Internet filtering technologies. But, as these technologies are prohibited in almost every democratic country (in France, the "Code des Postes et Télécommunications" is very strict on this matter) and as companies have to find a way to sell these censorship tools, it is not uncommon that they sell a couple of these to renown dictators... - like this French CEO who, on the 13th of February 2011, was in Tripoli and sold a nation-wide monitoring device to Gaddafi, as well as a NAS large enough to entirely cache Google. [this story was published in Reflet.info in may and made the headlines of the WSJ last monday]

This angers us. And it does even more when a dictator sends his army - that is, snipers and tanks - shooting his own population.

Today, thanks...