Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Cisco's Human Rights Problem

In a very fine example of what Cisco's technology can do........and reason to think about Big Brother.

Cisco, one of the world's largest technology companies, is being sued by Chinese political prisoners for allegedly providing the technology and expertise used by the Chinese Communist Party to monitor, censor and suppress the Chinese people.

Daniel Ward, of US law firm Ward & Ward, has brought the case on behalf of Du Daobin, Zhou Yuanzhi, Liu Xianbin and 10 unnamed others.

That's #1.   Here's #2:

A human rights group suing Cisco for aiding the tracking and torture of people in China claims it has new evidence proving the tech giant tailored its technology to specifically enable these abuses.

If accepted by the court, the revelations, including that Cisco trained Chinese officials in how to surveil net users, could prove damning for the company, which has always claimed it has done no more than sell stock standard technology to the regime.

Oh, yes.  There ARE such things as flat-out immoral capitalists.

Now for the fun part:  if PRChina can buy and implement the technology, who ELSE could?

HT:  RenMan

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