Rishabh Jain reports that Pakistan has signed a contract with a Canadian firm to create a national “web monitoring system.”
One person’s “web monitoring system” is this blogger’s “online surveillance state.”
Pakistan has acquired the services of a Canadian surveillance company, Sandvine and is working on creating a nationwide “web monitoring system”.
Coda Story reported on Thursday that Sandvine will provide the Government of Pakistan equipment for monitoring and analysing all incoming and outgoing internet traffic in the country.
Read more on International Business Times. It’s not just monitoring and analyzing in the long run.
The system will give the government full autonomy to silence the online activities of journalists, activists and political dissidents.
h/t, Joe Cadillic