On December 4, Qurium released a report documenting how Azerbaijan may have been using FindFace technology. In its analysis, Qurium was able to identify that a server in Azertelecom – backbone internet provider – runs Find Face version 4.0.2.
According to a forensic report released by Qurium on December 10, Gununsesi.org – an opposition website in Azerbaijan – it was possible to conclude that the website was blocked by means of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI).
On November 9, 2019, political activist and public figure, Gultekin Hajibeyli realized her Facebook page where she had some 200,000 followers was hacked. Hajibeyli’s page contains information about her recent work, speaking engagements, and interviews.
According to 2019 Freedom on the Net report, Azerbaijan was downgraded to “not free” scoring 39 out of 100.
Opposition movement D18 reported it’s Facebook page was hacked by unknown perpetrators. While the administrators realized they were no longer in control of the page, they were unable to prevent the loss in the number of page likes.