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Obama Announces New Tech Sanctions, But Effect May Be Limited

In marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Obama on Monday announced new sanctions targeting governments that use new technologies, such as cell phone and internet tracking, to carry out human rights abuses. The sanctions were aimed mostly at Iran and Syria, who have used new technologies to track dissidents. “We need to be doing everything we can [...]
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Obama announces new sanctions against Iran and Syria

Politics / US Politics : Planet Washington (3 years ago)

President Obama signed an executive order today aimed at the regimes in Iran and Syria and authorizing sanctions against companies that use information and communications technology to wage human rights abuses in the two countries. ... Read Post

Targeting Technology

Politics / US Politics : The Page (3 years ago)

Wash Post: Obama to issue an executive order Monday. Allows officials to impose sanctions against foreign nationals if using tech to carry out human rights abuses. Read Post

Obama targets technology in human rights abuses

US Politics / US Elections : CNN Political Ticker (3 years ago)

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama announced Monday that he has signed an executive order allowing new sanctions against companies that enable Syria and Iran to use technology such as cell phone monitoring to carry out human ... Read Post


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