RSS Feed

Syrian Blue Coat device logs

Posted on

This night Telecomix released 54 GB worth of logs that Syria has been collecting thanks to Blue Coat devices.

The data contains logs up to August 4th 2011 and it reveals the habits of Syrian internet users, what sites are being blocked. Blue Coat has said in the past that: “company policy forbade the sale of equipment to the Syrian government”, this data provides evidence that such a statement is false. This is in violation of the US trade embargo and the matter is even more severe since this technology is being used to hunt down and kill innocent people.

No analysis on the data has been made. It would be interesting to figure out the best way to present such a data and see what questions can be answered thanks to it.

Some questions I think would be of interest are:

  • What are the most blocked sites?
  • What are the most visited sites?
  • What are the most searched keyword?

The logs have been redacted to not contain the IP addresses of the users visiting the sites, by replacing all of them with “”.

A copy of the logs is available at:


About hellais

Just a Random Hacker striving to make security and privacy by default work.

6 responses »

  1. Pingback: 54 Gigabyte syrische Überwachungsdaten im Netz aufgetaucht bei – Big Berlin Bullshit Blog

  2. Looks like whistleblowing on companies doing business with oppressive regimes is the plan of the DAY in 2011.

    Not on my watch. EVER. details my stand, glad to see others are taking up the spear and charging the hill as well. Bravo!

  3. Pingback: Netizen Report: Big Brother Edition - Global Voices Advocacy

  4. Pingback: The Netizen Report: Edición Gran Hermano - Global Voices

  5. Pingback: The Netizen Report: Nagy Testvér kiadás · Global Voices Magyarul

  6. Pingback: Netizen Report: Big Brother Edition – The Netizen Project

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: