The American company called Narus — owned by Boeing — sold Egypt the surveillance technology that helped identify dissident voices. We are joined by Tim Karr of Free Press and CUNY Professor C.W. Anderson. Karr outlines how communications was shut down in Egypt and discusses the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, a proposed Senate bill that could lay the foundation for blocking communications in the United States in the case of a "national threat." Anderson traces the activist roots of Twitter to U.S. protests at the 2004 Republican and Democratic conventions.
Answer by UpSheRises at 9:09 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
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Answer by NotPanicking at 11:23 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
OP--You're getting all worked up over this, but I'd like to know where the uproar was when Google and Yahoo agreed to cooperate with the Chinese government in their crackdown on blocking and censoring dissidents?!
Could it be because some of Google's big wigs are Democratic donors?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:04 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:03 PM on Feb. 5, 2011
What about Obama wanting a kill switch to shut down our Internet? I don't hear you complaining about that.
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Answer by Carpy at 8:45 AM on Feb. 6, 2011