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[NYT] Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong

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AN FRANCISCO — Cisco, the maker of Internet routing gear, customized its technology to help China track members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week by members of the movement.
why cisco why? I get your certs... now this Q_Q
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If they try to track me, screw them.
Edited by HybridCore - 5/23/11 at 12:25pm
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Cisco, you suck. I'm going 100% Anti-cisco now.
Impossible
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Cisco, you suck. I'm going 100% Anti-cisco now.
lol Good Luck
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Cisco, you suck. I'm going 100% Anti-cisco now.
I hope you mean the company, not the certs by them.
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two-faced corporate bastards.
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Good for Cisco. They helped China to track members of illegal practices and organizations. They caught criminals. Despite how you may feel on the matter, they did what was right.
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Good for Cisco. They helped China to track members of illegal practices and organizations. They caught criminals. Despite how you may feel on the matter, they did what was right.
But that also means they just gave out the fact they can track you.
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Good for Cisco. They helped China to track members of illegal practices and organizations. They caught criminals. Despite how you may feel on the matter, they did what was right.
They helped a major government censor their populace, if this is true.

Despite how you may feel on the matter, what they did was wrong.

If what they did was so right, why are they outright denying involvement?

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Cisco had tried to market its equipment to the Chinese government by using inflammatory language that stemmed from the Maoist Cultural Revolution.
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Members of the group who were arrested were tortured, and one member was beaten to death
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When evidence of the company’s activities in China became public in 2008 through a leaked PowerPoint presentation, Cisco disassociated itself from the marketing materials, stating that they were the work of a low-level employee
Sounds fairly typical to me. Why is a low level employee working on marketing a major world government?
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Good for Cisco. They helped China to track members of illegal practices and organizations. They caught criminals. Despite how you may feel on the matter, they did what was right.
Criminals of what exactly? Arbitrary anti-religious freedom laws?
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