yemen Archive

Censorship company drops bogus lawsuit against researchers who outed them

Netsweeper sells “internet filtering technology” — a tool that spies on users’ internet traffic and censors some of what they see — that is used by governments to control their populations, including the government of Yemen, which uses it to block its citizens’ access to material critical of its policies. In 2015, the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab (previously) published a characteristically excellent, …