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Narus’ system protects and manages the largest IP networks in the United States and around the world, some of which include KT (Korea), KDDI (Japan), Raytheon, Telecom Egypt, Reliance (India), Sify (India), Cable and Wireless, Saudi Telecom, U.S. Cellular, Pakistan Telecom Authority and many more. Narus is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with regional offices around the world.
Originally posted by angrydog
whats your proof for your opinion on that company beeing bad than?
The lobbying group Free Press says Boeing has helped Egypt's government shut down the web during the current uprising.
Boeing acquired NARUS last year. NARUS builds a type of web filtering system called Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). It allows governments to monitor where all emails, web posts and phone calls come from -- what is being said -- and who is listening.
It can also be used to shut down traffic at the main routers or servers people use to connect to the Internet -- a so-called kill switch
A U.S. company appears to have sold Egypt technology to monitor Internet and mobile phone traffic that is possibly being used by the ruling regime to crack down on communications as protests erupt throughout the country. Boeing-owned, California-based company Narus sold Telecom Egypt, the state-run Internet service provider, “real-time traffic intelligence” equipment, more commonly known as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. DPI is content-filtering technology that allows network managers to inspect, track and target content from Internet users and mobile phones as it passes through routers on the Web.
Earlier today we found out that the EFF had sued AT&T over their secret work with the NSA on surveillance of millions of US citizens without wiretaps. We learned that paragraph 65 of this complaint shows EFF is trying to turn it into a nationwide Class Action suit covering all current and former customers (any after 9/2001) of AT&T. And we learned that a retired AT&T technician had stepped forward and disclosed the installation of secret NSA spy equipment in the San Francisco trunk facility. As well as the belief that similar equipment is in place in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Specifically, this equipment was the Narus ST-6400, a machine that was capable of monitoring over 622 Mbits/second in real time in May, 2000, and capturing anything that hits its' semantice (i.e. the meaning of the content) triggers. The latest generation is called NarusInsight, capable of monitoring 10 billion bits of data per second.
"The lobbying group Free Press says Boeing has helped Egypt's government shut down the web during the current uprising. Boeing acquired NARUS last year. NARUS builds a type of web filtering system called Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). It allows governments to monitor where all emails, web posts and phone calls come from -- what is being said -- and who is listening. It can also be used to shut down traffic at the main routers or servers people use to connect to the Internet -- a so-called kill switch. "
The bill in question is the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, a cyber-security measure introduced in June by Sen. Joseph Lieberman. It was an over-arching cyber-security measure that, among other things, would create an office of cyberspace policy within the White House and a new cyber-security center within the Homeland Security Department. A provision that got the most attention, however, was one that gave the president the power to "authorize emergency measures to protect the nation's most critical infrastructure if a cyber vulnerability is being exploited or is about to be exploited." Some interpreted that to mean that the president would have the authority to shut off the Internet at random. Lieberman refuted the "Internet kill switch" assertion as "misinformation" during an appearance on CNN, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which he chairs, later published a "myth vs. reality" fact sheet on the bill.