Arab Dictatorships Use McAfee and Other U.S. Technology to Censor Internet and Spy

Source: AllGov

Authoritarian regimes in the Middle East have had plenty of help from American firms when it comes to censorship and spying on pro-democracy protestors.

One of the biggest players is Intel-owned McAfee Inc., provider of content-filtering software used by governments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to block news and communications about demonstrations.

Bahrain apparently hasn’t been satisfied with the product and intends to switch to software developed by Palo Alto Networks Inc. because it supposedly is even better at shutting off access to web content. The Bahraini government also has done business with Blue Coat Systems Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, as have the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, in bolstering censorship efforts….

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