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Out of Egypt Censorship, US Tech Export Under Fire

February 11th, 2011 02:36 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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AndyAndyAndyAndy writes “After it was exposed that American firm Narus had sold Egypt the Deep Packet Inspection equipment used to spy on and censor its citizens, the US House Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing where Reps. Chris Smith and Bill Keating ‘grilled Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg on the sale of this Internet spying technology to an Egyptian Internet provider controlled by the Mubarak regime.’ It seems there is now a push for stronger controls and monitoring for technology exports ‘that would provide a national strategy to prevent the use of American technology from being used by human rights abusers.’” Several readers have noted that Hosni Mubarak has now stepped down as president of Egypt. Control of the country’s affairs has been passed to the high council of its armed forces, which has some journalists and bloggers worried.

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