American monitoring devices detected on Iran, Sudan, Syria networks: report
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American monitoring devices detected on Iran, Sudan, Syria networks: report

American monitoring devices detected on Iran, Sudan, Syria networks: report

US experts have said American-made devices used for internet monitoring have been detected on government and commercial computer networks in Iran and Sudan, in apparent violation of US sanctions that ban the sale of goods, services or technology to the autocratic states, the Independent has reported. Several of the devices, manufactured by California-based Blue Coat Systems, were also discovered in Syria where they have been used to censor websites and monitor the communications of dissidents, activists and journalists, said Morgan Marquis-Boire, a project leader at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab. "These devices are turning up in places they're not supposed to be," said Marquis-Boire.

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