Syria is using surveillance tech from US BlueCoat

Despite an embargo firmly in place against Syria, somehow the Syrian government has been using proxy and filtering devices from US company BlueCoat to track and censor their citizens during the past months of activism.

The Syrian Telecommunications Establishment may well have gotten them second hand, meaning the company didn’t violate any law — but for now BlueCoat has decided to deny that their equipment is being used in Syria at all, despite logs published by Telecomix to the contrary.

Leila Nachawati provides a full report over at Global Voices Advocacy.