GAO Finds No US Contractors Aiding Iranian Censorship

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported to Congress on Thursday that it has not identified any domestic companies selling communications-disrupting technology to Iran, an action that would be grounds for blacklisting a contractor from receiving federal money.

During its crackdown on protests and dissenters in the wake of Iran's disputed presidential election on June 12, 2009, the Iranian government interfered with mobile phones, the Internet and satellite broadcasting, according to the report. Iran also monitored online communications of its people and used that information to intimidate...
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