Blocking the net: Corporations help governments shut down the information superhighway

Author: Ron Chepesiuk, Vermont Guardian [USA], Published on: 16 September 2005

...[Some] of the world’s biggest multinationals and high tech companies are complicit in this trend [of censoring the Internet]...Last June, the OpenNet Initiative (ONI)...[documented] how the Iranian government has used the commercial filtering software SmartFilter [made by Secure Computing] to control every aspect of its citizens’ cyber experience...ONI accused Secure Computing of complicity in helping Iran violate the UN Declaration of Human Rights. [also refers to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!]

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Related companies: Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Secure Computing (part of McAfee) Yahoo! (part of Verizon)