Think tank presses Blue Coat over censorship concerns

Blue Coat, which makes software and appliances that monitor and restrict web traffic, has been criticized before

By , IDG News Service |  Security

"It appears Blue Coat Systems may not have fully appreciated or addressed the ramifications of such deployment of its technology, given its inclusion in marketing materials of KACST as a client 'success story,''' the report said.

In contrast, Citizen Lab said that one of Blue Coat's competitors, Websense, joined the Global Network Initiative, a group the encourages ethical decision-making amongst IT companies.

"The more companies take proactive measures to prevent complicity in human rights abuses, the more normalization of corporate social responsibility will take place within the industry," the report said.

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