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Adam Babcock

One U.S. Corporation's Role in Egypt's Brutal Crackdown | Save the Internet - 7 views

  • Egypt, where the Mubarak regime today reportedly shut down Internet and cell phone communications -- a troubling predictor of the fierce crackdown that has followed.
  • The tools that connect, organize and empower protesters can also be used to hunt them down.
  • Narus provides Egypt Telecom with Deep Packet Inspection equipment (DPI), a content-filtering technology that allows network managers to inspect, track and target content from users of the Internet and mobile phones, as it passes through routers on the information superhighway.
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  • arus global customers include the national telecommunications authorities in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia -- two countries that regularly register alongside Egypt near the bottom of Human Rights Watch's world report.
Adam Babcock

Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir - CNN.com - 2 views

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    Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
Jim Burke

Inspiration: Pat Conroy on the value and magnificence of English teachers - 1 views

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    This is an inspired letter to the editor Conroy wrote in response to an effort to ban Beach Music. Keep it close; read it often. Food for your English teacher soul.
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