Hearings On US Company’s Censorship Collaboration?

Seth Finkelstein writes “The news article
U.S. Tech
Firms Help Governments Censor Internet
summarizes recent events
regarding complicity of US companies with totalitarian regimes
The most explosive aspect is potential violation of US laws by
Secure Computing, given
that their
censorware software
is being used by the government of Iran – while allegedly without
the company’s knowledge, the implications remain troubling. Much attention
is devoted to the China controversies of Cisco and Microsoft.
Notable quote:
“D’Amato said the [U.S-China Economic and Security Review] commission,
which reports to Congress, hopes to put pressure on these companies by
bringing them in for hearings, soon. “I’m not so sure they’ll come,”
he said. “They’re running for cover.””