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Sandvine & despotic regimes

2018-03-09 16:08:55.613617+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Citizen Lab: Bad Traffic — Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?

<after an extensive investigation, we matched characteristics of the middleboxes in Turkey and Egypt to Sandvine PacketLogic devices. acquired Ontario-based networking equipment company Sandvine and combined the two companies in 2017. Francisco Partners has a number of investments in dual-use technology companies, including providers of Internet surveillance and monitoring tools such as NSO Group, an Israeli company that develops and sells mobile spyware. NSO Group’s spyware has been used in several countries to target journalists, lawyers, and human rights defenders.

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