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NetApp Role in Syria Spy Project Spurs Demands for U.S. Inquiry

U.S. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into NetApp Inc.’s role in an Internet-surveillance system that has been under construction in Syria throughout this year’s political crackdown.

Senators Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, and Robert Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, will send a letter today to the State and Commerce departments requesting an investigation into two U.S. companies whose technology has been used to “monitor activities of Syrian citizens,” according to a draft of the letter. One of the companies is NetApp, whose role in the Internet surveillance system was detailed in a Nov. 3 article by Bloomberg News.