Thursday, August 24, 2006
Techo-TyrannyReporters Without Borders has learned that a British company, Silver Bullet, and a US company, Verint Systems (a subsidiary of Comverse Technology), sold equipment for intercepting mobile phone calls to the Vietnamese intelligence services. RWB: "... telecommunications companies must be forced to respect certain rules of ethical conduct. In particular, they should be banned from selling surveillance equipment to repressive governments." There was a day when America set an example of liberty for the world. But alas, we are no longer in a position (as a country) to condemn such behavior. We can only condemn those companies by not doing business with them.