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Do sanctions prevent dissidents from accessing secure communications tools?

Stomp by boot

US Tech Sanctions In Sudan Are Empowering The Regime, Tamping Down Opposition | Techdirt

This article makes an interesting argument that sanctions against repressive regimes, particularly sanctions that block providing communications and security technologies to end users, harm dissidents more than they do the repressive regimes they are designed to target.

In particular, companies are unable to provide cryptography and anonymity tools to the people who really need them.

Lance Cottrell is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Anonymizer. Follow me on Facebook and Google+.

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2 comments

  • Gaston Jacques · January 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Link website is a picture of the same photographer that did the picture you are using in: Do sanctions prevent dissidents from accessing secure communications tools?
    I find that, it is an insult to the intelligence to people like you doing great work and the photographer or creator
    https://plus.google.com/u/5/+BootsnaxGoogle/posts?pid=6327685161351293330&oid=112754181836969002594
    JUST CHECK THE WATERMARKS HE ADDED. I do not think that this is what this picture what intended to use for, to the contrary. Please HELP. I am sure you can do something about it.
    Gaston Jacques MrGastonJacques@gmail.com

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    • Author comment by lance · January 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

      The photo is from a stock photography website. As long as that site paid to use the photo it is legitimate.

      Reply

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