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Old 02-15-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Clinton Pledges $25 Million to Get Around Thugs, Hackers and Censors

While the U.S. works on its own cyber kill switch, Clinton has pledged $25 million so dissidents in other countries can get around their own repressive governments.

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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While the U.S. works on its own cyber kill switch, Clinton has pledged $25 million so dissidents in other countries can get around their own repressive governments.

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Not really, but didn't they pass around the tin cup when he got out of office?

I think he needed some cash for legal bills and living expenses until his speaking honoraria started coming in.
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Given that we don't routinely beat up protesters in the streets, no.
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Not really, but didn't they pass around the tin cup when he got out of office?

I think he needed some cash for legal bills and living expenses until his speaking honoraria started coming in.
This is in reference to Hillary Clinton.
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Given that we don't routinely beat up protesters in the streets, no.
You have more faith than I...

This thread and a Google search suggests something different.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:21 AM   #6
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While the U.S. works on its own cyber kill switch, Clinton has pledged $25 million so dissidents in other countries can get around their own repressive governments.

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Anyway, Narus, Inc., a US company has been in the news as provided Egypt the "Kill Switch" ?bit of a misnomer as it's does so much more.

Narus
http://news.google.com/news/section?...&q=topic:narus

Same company is said to have supplied AT&T with the surveillance equipment it needed to do wiretapping for the National Security Agency."
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Anyway, Narus, Inc., a US company has been in the news as provided Egypt the "Kill Switch" ?bit of a misnomer as it's does so much more.

Narus
http://news.google.com/news/section?...&q=topic:narus

Same company is said to have supplied AT&T with the surveillance equipment it needed to do wiretapping for the National Security Agency."
Whew! I feel better already.
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