FCC Dress Rehearsal? U.S., U.K. Companies Help Egyptian Regime Shut Down the Internet

Posted on February 2, 2011 by

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Did the Obama administration work with these companies to determine what it can do in the United States?  You bet they did.

Digital Darkness: U.S., U.K. Companies Help Egyptian Regime Shut Down Telecommunications and Identify Dissident Voices

Doing the regime’s bidding, British-based Vodafone shut down Egypt’s phone and internet service. 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. Anderson traces the radical roots of Twitter to U.S. protests at the 2004 conventions.

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