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Author: Ian Brown & Douwe Korff, Global Network Initiative
While states are responsible for protecting human rights online under international law, companies responsible for Internet infrastructure, products and services can play an important supporting role. Companies also have a legal and corporate social...
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- Related in-depth areas: Civil society recommendations to governments Freedom of expression Information & communications technology Privacy
- Related companies: Amesys (part of Bull) Blue Coat Bull Google Intel McAfee (part of Intel) Microsoft Nokia Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) (joint venture Nokia and Siemens) Siemens TeliaSonera Twitter Vodafone YouTube (part of Google) ZTE
Author: Catherine Dunn, Corporate Counsel [USA]
American companies have been criticized in recent years for selling technology to countries that may use it to thwart dissent…A Chinese company took center stage [in March] because it's a major supplier of cameras and surveillance tools to Chinese...
Author: Elinor Mills, CNET
For years, Silicon Valley companies have quietly conducted a lucrative trade selling software and equipment to countries that restrict dissent over the Internet. But the recent dust-up involving an Internet filtering plan by Pakistan has turned the...
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- Related companies: Blue Coat Cisco Systems McAfee (part of Intel) Websense
McAfee (part of Intel) did not respond to: Pakistan Govt. calls for proposals for internet filtering, blocking system - Pakistan-based NGO Bolo Bhi calls on tech firms not to bid.
- Related in-depth areas: Pakistan Govt tender for an internet filtering and blocking system
- This is a non response from the following companies: McAfee (part of Intel)
Author: Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press
Netsweeper Inc..has provided services for telecommunications companies in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen...[and] has blocked websites related to homosexuality, sex education and human-rights advocacy, as well as some newspapers and blogs and...
Author: Paul Sonne & Steve Stecklow, Wall Street Journal
McAfee [part of Intel]...has provided content-filtering software used by Internet-service providers in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, according to interviews with buyers and a regional reseller. Blue Coat Systems…has sold hardware and technology in...
Author: John Hudson, Atlantic Wire [USA]
While the U.S. State Department spends millions of dollars helping people in the Middle East circumvent Web censorship, a handful of California companies are providing autocratic Middle East regimes with the technology to censor the Web, reports The...
Author: Helmi Noman & Jillian York, OpenNet Initiative; foreword by Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain
...[In] this paper, we analyze the use of American- and Canadian-made software for the purpose of government-level filtering in the Middle East and North Africa...[The] authors find that nine countries in the region utilize Western-made tools for the...
- Related stories: Firms including Intel's McAfee, Blue Coat, Palo Alto Networks, Websense provide software used for censorship to Middle East govts.
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Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
The US Senate's Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law held a hearing on “Global Internet Freedom and the Rule of Law” on 2 March 2010. The following are some key statements and materials relating to the hearing... [Includes statements of...
Author: Dan Levin, New York Times
A query [on Amazon.cn] for Zhao Ziyang — …who…[supported] the 1989 democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square — returns no matches... Amazon’s U.S. headquarters declined to comment on the issue of censorship, saying only that the company was obliged...