Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Open Season - Building Syria's Surveillance State - Privacy International

Once again, here's some great work done by "Privacy International" revealing the Syrian governments repressive surveillance state. The report dives into how they perform surveillance, the middlemen involved and how the Assad regime has used technology as a weapon against their own people.

As the report mentions, "The lead up to the Arab Spring was open season for surveillance companies - they provided technologies to eager government clients widely know to be publicly engaged in repression." Seeing the tragedy of Aleppo unfold in the media, it's hard to believe how these surveillance companies sleep at night.

Take a look at the report here: https://privacyinternational.org/sites/default/files/OpenSeason.pdf

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