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Obama Moves to Block Technology Used by Regimes Against Protests

Business Week – Apr 23, 2012

President Barack Obama authorized sanctions against individuals and entities that provide information technology that aid regimes in cracking down on dissidents. The executive order from the president is aimed at thwarting the governments of Syria and Iran in particular for their “malign use of technology” to track, monitor and disrupt anti government protesters. The targets of the sanctions are those who operated, sold, leased or provided services or technology that those governments use to abuse human rights, according to an executive ...

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