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Microsoft Helped Tunisian Regime Spy On Citizens

Anonymous Coward writes | about 3 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "A document courtesy of the recent Cablegate leak reveals that Microsoft provided training to the Tunisian Ministries of Justice and the Interior in exchange for exemption from the country's open software policy. These Ministries would soon put the training to use by phishing for the social networking credentials of bloggers, reporters, political activists and protesters. Microsoft's assistance resulted in the sale of 12,000 software licenses to the Tunisian government."
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I think the US is doing this in a lot of places. (1)

E.I.A (2303368) | about 3 years ago | (#37312078)

See EFF's https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/politics-surveillance-erosion-privacy-latin-america [eff.org] - The Politics of Surveillance: The Erosion of Privacy in Latin America. Makes me wonder what effects the Pentagon's sockpuppet programs are having: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks [guardian.co.uk]
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