After years spent as one of the world’s most strictly controlled information environments, the government of Burma has recently begun to open up access to previously censored online content. Recent OpenNet Initiative testing has confirmed these changes, finding a variety of opposition websites, critical blogs and foreign news sites to be accessible after years of blocking. This ONI blog post discusses recent developments in Burma and reports on the results of testing conducted in Burma in August 2012.
Posts tagged “Blue Coat”
Source: Shawn Merdinger, Infosec Island
It’s no secret that Shodan has turned up some interesting findings over the past few years – everything from critical infrastructure devices, to VoIP phones, solar and wind farms, HVAC systems, even a online crematorium.
Western technology has played a key role in providing the Syrian regime with tools to track and repress citizens for years.
Source: Jon Evans, TechCrunch
Imagine an authoritarian nation where everyone has a phone running a government-customized version of Android — indeed, is required to have one, because every phone is an eye and ear of the national surveillance network.
Source: Blue Coat
The investor group is led by Thoma Bravo and includes the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) through its private investor department, Teachers’ Private Capital.
Source: Mother Jones
Last month, Mother Jones reported that the Syrian regime was using internet filtering technology manufactured by an American company, Blue Coat Systems, to aid in its months-long crackdown on dissidents.
Additional evidence gathered by the Citizen Lab from Burma since the publication of Behind Blue Coat has provided further confirmation that Blue Coat’s devices are presently in use in the country.
Source: Khaled Waleed, Niqash
The US government is trying to figure out how US-made surveillance gear came to be used against Syrian activists. The goods were supposedly bound for Iraq. Did a politically neutral Iraq act as the middle man?
Following the release of Citizen Lab’s brief, Behind Blue Coat: Investigations of commercial filtering in Syria and Burma, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert spoke to Marco Werman about the research findings on BBC’s The World.