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Syria using American software to censor Internet, experts say

Publisher: 
Washington Post
Publication date: 
23-Oct-2011
Author(s): 
Sari Horwitz
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Eric King of Privacy International, a London-based nonprofit group that challenges government surveillance, said the company’s products can enable a government to monitor the Internet activity of large numbers of people... “Hundreds of Western companies are pitching these kinds of surveillance technologies to some of the most authoritarian regimes in the world, turning a blind eye to the ways in which these dangerous technologies are being used to monitor and oppress. Stricter regulation of this trade is desperately needed.”

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