Net tools used in censorship

A joint report from the University of Toronto and Harvard University concludes that Canadian Internet software is being used as state censorship tools in the Middle East and Africa, QMI Agency reported. The software, including Canadian-made Netsweeper, was designed to shield children from unsavory websites and for corporations to keep their trade secrets private. But the report notes that as many as nine countries are using these programs to censor more than 20 million Internet users.

Published: Wednesday, 03/30/2011 12:00 am EDT

A joint report from the University of Toronto and Harvard University concludes that Canadian Internet software is being used as state censorship tools in the Middle East and Africa, QMI Agency reported. The software, including Canadian-made Netsweeper, was designed to shield children from unsavory websites and for corporations to keep their trade secrets private. But the report notes that as many as nine countries are using these programs to censor more than 20 million Internet users.

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