Obama Authorizes Sanctions Over Iran, Syria Internet Crackdowns
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Andrew Hornback
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4/25/2012 | 1:06:30 AM
re: Obama Authorizes Sanctions Over Iran, Syria Internet Crackdowns
I have to agree here... I see this turning into a VERY slippery slope.

A lot of this has to do with perspective - I'm not condemning or praising anything that goes on abroad, but I am a believer in the idea that countries are entitled to their own sovereignty and the ability to govern themselves how they see fit and if these countries want to censor or ban Internet traffic from coming into their countries, that is their right.

One would have to wonder - where is this administration on the topic of Chinese censorship of Internet traffic?

Andrew Hornback
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4/24/2012 | 12:23:50 AM
re: Obama Authorizes Sanctions Over Iran, Syria Internet Crackdowns
The reasoning behind this could be used to extend it to other countries beyond Iran and Syria, since there are many countries that crackdown on dissidents online. As with anything else though, political considerations will likely to determine some of that.
Brian Prince, InformationWeek/Dark Reading Comment Moderator
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4/23/2012 | 6:51:31 PM
re: Obama Authorizes Sanctions Over Iran, Syria Internet Crackdowns
Oh, I'm sorry. And what about Palestine? This is really disgusting. Hypocrisy beyond the pale. This week the United Methodists are voting whether to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola for their technology contributions to the extermination of Palestine. I'd have bet there was nothing that could turn my adoration of Pr. Obama into utter disgust. Maybe I was wrong. This is a link to the Rabbi's that are doing everything they can to encourage the Methodists -

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