Police State Is Syria Monitoring Protesters with German Technology?

Reports indicate that the Syrian regime is using American and European technology and software in order to track the communications of the protest movement in the country. Software from the German firm Utimaco has also reportedly been employed. Both the company and the German government are looking into the allegations.
Syrian soldiers raise their weapons while holding a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the city of Deir el-Zor in August.

Syrian soldiers raise their weapons while holding a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the city of Deir el-Zor in August.

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