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Belarusian Officials Shut Down Internet With Technology Made by U.S. Firm

Belarusian Officials Shut Down Internet With Technology Made by U.S. Firm

The government of Belarus shut down access to much of the internet during a crucial election this month by using equipment manufactured by a U.S. company to block people's access to thousands of websites, according to two people familiar with the matter. Sandvine Inc. makes what's known as “deep packet inspection” equipment, used to monitor and filter network traffic.

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