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Outsourcing censorship

I have been tracking Nigeria for the past few months to see if China has been outsourcing their technical know how of censorship techniques. There was an interesting Businessweek article which disclosed that China is in fact selling radio jamming technologies to Zimbabwe to supress dissidents. Derek Bambauer asks some difficult questions in a Legal Affairs article called Cool Tools for Tyrants. IBM was known for selling tabulation machines to the Germans during the part of their history they’d like to forget. Are we repeating these mistakes by not slapping Cisco et al for the same atrocities?

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