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US hypocrisy

Two instances:

  1. Bush Administration Report Slams UAE Detention Law Less Severe Than Its Own Policy | Think Progress

    The State Department last week issued a report on an anti-terrorism law in the UAE. Under the 2004 law, a person can be held for up to six months without being charged.

    They should get with the program. Here in the states, one can be held indefinitely.

  2. Human rights and wrongs online | Security Focus

    On Febrary 15, the United States Congress held hearings on the role of U.S. Internet companies like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Cisco in suppressing free expression and therefore encouraging repressive tactics by countries like China. The hearings explored the role and the responsibility of these companies for deliberately filtering communications, assisting in the interception of citizen’s communications, and using technology to restrict access by citizens to information.

    At the same time, the U.S. government was seeking broad information from these same companies about the aggregate browsing habits of ordinary Americans. They were attempting to enforce a criminal statute that would restrict access to constitutionally protected information by Americans, and were enlisting the support and assistance of telecommunications and Internet providers in this extra-legal intercepting of communications of United States persons. And it didn’t matter if the people are living within the United States or abroad.

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Written by Jeff

Monday, March 13, 2006 at 4:20 pm

Posted in Human Rights, Politics

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