Brief History of Companies Profiting from Censorship


  • ‘Firms Aided Libyan Spies’, Wall Street Journal: August 30, 2011, article here
  • ‘Spy Companies & Their Authoritarian Customers, Part 1: FinFisher And Amesys’, Electronic Frontier Foundation: February 16, 2012, article here
  • FAST COMPANY article
  • ‘The Surveillance Market and Its Victimes’, Bloomberg – Wired for Repression: December 20, 2011, article here
  • “Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries”; Wikileaks – The Spy Files, article here

Snapshot of some companies (and where there from) complicit in selling internet censorship technology to government:

  • USA:
    • NetApp Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. gear to Syria. Blue Coat Systems Inc., McAfee Inc. / Smart Filter and NetApp products to Tunisia
    • Narus in Egypt
  • Finland:
    • Nokia Siemens Networks to Iran, Belarus and Tunisia.
  • Denmark:
    • ETI A/S data interception gear to Tunisia.
  • Ireland:
    • AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd. message retrieval/storage to Iran.
  • United Kingdom
    • Creativity Software Ltd. location tracking gear to Iran.
  • France:
    • Qosmos SA scanning probes to Syria. Amesys technology to Libya.
  • Germany:
    • The former Siemens AG business now known as Trovicor GmbH to nations including Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain, Morocco and Pakistan. Utimaco Safeware AG to Tunisia, Syria
A List of different companies:

Number Company Contact
1 Cisco John Chambers, CEO
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
Twitter: @ciscosystems
2 McAfee Stuart McClure, Worldwide Chief Technology Office
McAfee Inc., Headquarters
2821 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Twitter: @mcafee
3 Netsweeper Perry Roach,
CEO Netsweeper,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 1A7
Twitter: ?
4 Websense Gene Hodges, CEO
10240 Sorrento Valley Rd
San Diego, California
Twitter: @websense
5 Smart Filter
6 Blue Coat Systems, Inc Greg Clark, President and CEO
Blue Coat Systems, Inc
420 N. Mary Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Twitter:  @bluecoatnews
Sandvine Incorporated Dave Caputo, President and CEO
Sandvine Corporate Headquarters
408 Albert Street
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3V3
Phone: +1 519 880 2600
Fax: +1 519 884 9892
Twitter: @sandvine
7 Huawei Technologies Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Ren Zhengfei
Chief Executive Officer
Huawei Industrial Base
Longgang District
Shenzhen,  518129
Twitter: @huaweipress
8 Verizon Communication Inc. Lowell C Mcadam
Chairman, President, CEO
Verizon Communication Inc.
140 West Street
New York, NY 10007
United States
9 NetApp Inc.
10 Hewlett Packard Co
11 Nokia Siemens Networks
12 Ericsson AB
13 ETI A/S
14 AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd.
15 Creativity Software Ltd.
16 Trovicor GmbH
17 Utimaco Safeware AG
18 Area SpA
19 Narus
20 FinFisher unit of Gamma International—based in the UK
21 Amesys, unit of Bull SA—based in France
22 SS8
23 Trustwave
24 Crypton-m
25 Thales
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