EU Says Syria Spyware Ban Covers E-Mail Probes, Remote Infection

Author: Vernon Silver, Bloomberg, Published on: 19 January 2012

The European Union’s ban on exports of surveillance technology to Syria includes equipment that can peer into the contents of e-mail or intercept telephone text messages “…”The rules, which are meant to curb human rights abuses during a crackdown that’s killed more than 5,000 people, bar the sale or transfer of such gear to any person or entity in Syria...Syria uses such technology to track and torture dissidents, advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch say. [refers to Area, Blue Coat Systems]

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