New Privacy-research paper exposing Syrian Web censorship

Published on February 25, 2014

MSRG team (Arik, Dali and Terence), in collaboration with colleagues from INRIA (France) and UCL (UK) published a new privacy-research paper which studies 600GB worth of logfiles from seven Blue Coat SG-9000 Web proxies used by the Syrian government to censor and surveil its national Internet connections. Amongst several findings, the study shows that the Syrian regime’s censorship is more subtle than other censoring regimes, with heavy censorship of instant messaging, and targeted blocking of specific social media and geo-political signifiant content.

Read More about this exciting piece of work here.