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PROTEST Silicon Valley Corporation's Role in Egypt's Brutal Crackdown
Date Wednesday February 02
Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Location Details
Narus
570 Maude Ct.
Sunnvyale, CA
(one block from Mary Ave. park on Mary)
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRaging Grannies
Emailinfo [at] raginggrannies.com
Event Co-sponsored by:
Raging Grannies
San Jose Peace and Justice Center

One American company is aiding Egypt's harsh response through sales of technology that makes the repression possible.

Egypt has the ability to spy on Internet and cell phone users, by opening their communication packets and reading their contents. (Iran used similar methods during the 2009 unrest to track, imprison and in some cases, "disappear" truckloads of cyber-dissidents.)

The companies that profit from sales of this technology need to be held to a higher standard. One in particular is an American firm, Narus of Sunnyvale, Calif., which has sold Telecom Egypt "real-time traffic intelligence" equipment.

Narus, now owned by Boeing, was founded in 1997 by Israeli security experts to create and sell mass surveillance systems for governments and large corporate clients.

The company is best known for creating NarusInsight, a supercomputer system which is allegedly used by the National Security Agency and other entities to perform mass surveillance and monitoring of public and corporate Internet communications in real time.

Narus provides Egypt Telecom with Deep Packet Inspection equipment (DPI), a content-filtering technology that allows network managers to inspect, track and target content from users of the Internet and mobile phones, as it passes through routers on the information superhighway.

Above information condensed from the following article, read the article... it only gets worse!:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timothy-karr/one-us-corporations-role-_b_815281.html
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jan 29th, 2011 4:17 PM

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