Friday, December 09, 2011

Clinton Criticizes Sale of Surveillance Tools to Some Countries - Digits - WSJ

A timely Internet + democracy reality check

At one point, the Secretary of State posed a list of difficult questions she said tech companies should consider before getting into a tough situation. Here’s a rundown of the questions she mentioned:

- What kind of business should you do in a country that has a history of violating Internet freedom?

- Is there something you can do to prevent governments from using your products to spy on their own citizens?

- Should you include warnings for consumers?

- How will you handle requests for information from security authorities when those requests come without a warrant?

- Are you working to prevent post-purchase modifications of your products or resale through middlemen to authoritarian regimes?

Clinton Criticizes Sale of Surveillance Tools to Some Countries - Digits - WSJ

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