The government of Syria uses made-in-California technology from BlueCoat Systems to censor the Internet and spy on its pro-democracy activists (who are regularly arrested and tortured, not to mention slaughtered wholesale.) McAfee and Nokia Siemens have done the same in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Amesys of France and FinFisher of the UK aided brutal dictators in Egypt and Libya.
McAfee, a leading Internet security company, found that weak security controls in the systems used for software creation make it easy for hackers to steal valuable data from technology companies. Read Post
A citizen journalist in Syria who has been instrumental in assisting those covering the conflict in Homs has been seized and perhaps tortured by the Syrian government, an activist told CNN on Saturday. Read Post