Sunday 12 September 2010

Microsoft "complicit" in Russian dissident crackdown

Richi Jennings's picture   The Long View (Computerworld)

The NYT's Clifford J. Levy published some worrying allegations about Microsoft yesterday. If I'm reading between his lines correctly, Levy is all-but blaming Microsoft of helping the Russian government shut down political dissidents. The article alleges that the Russians found a quasi-legal way of disrupting opposition groups, by way of bogus software piracy investigations -- and that Microsoft aids and abets this chilling of free speech. Let's take a look, in The Long View...

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