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On Thursday, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Bill Keating (D-MA) grilled Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg on the sale of this Internet spying technology to an Egyptian Internet provider controlled by the Mubarak regime.....To recap, Narus is a Sunnyvale, California, Internet surveillance and filtering company begun by Israeli security experts, and subsequently bought by Boeing. The company has nefarious links to the NSA, and to AT&T efforts to monitor phone communications domestically.
WATCH HERE ----->
This company, Narus, which was founded in Israel and has large Israel connections, does the—basically the tapping of the communications on AT&T."
GRANNIES & Co @ N A R U S (Boeing)
Narus provides a Carrier-Class IP Platform for the largest, most profitable networks in the world. The Narus IP Platform offers a "Total Network View" through the real-time collection and analysis of one packet to billions of packets across multiple networks at up to OC192 rates. The Narus IP Platform is used by Tier-1 Carriers to enable IP applications such as security, traffic and customer analysis, IP monitoring and billing. Narus is privately held and fully funded, backed by JP Morgan Partners, Mayfield, NeoCarta, Intel, Presidio Venture Partners, Sumisho Electronics and Walden Ventures. For more information, please visit www.narus.com.
However if it was used to block communications via twitter or al jazeera maybe that is more likely.
In December, Narus announced the latest version of NarusInsight Intercept Suite (NIS), which includes the industry’s only network traffic intelligence system that supports real-time precision targeting, capturing and reconstruction of Webmail traffic.
Some site administrators have chosen to block their page to specific traffic, such as by geographic location. The re-election campaign site for U.S. President George W. Bush. (GeorgeWBush.com) was blocked to all Internet users outside of the U.S. on 25 October, 2004 after a reported attack on the site. Reference : Retrieved 2/11/2011