A UK tech firm has denied supplying spyware technology to the former Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak. Documents uncovered when the country's security service headquarters were ransacked during the Arab Spring uprising suggest that Egypt had purchased a package called FinFisher to spy on dissidents. FinFisher, developed by …
William Hague "...would like to see a ban on the export of goods used for repression"
Just to clarify the current and all previous UK governments definition of "repression": guns, rockets, fighter aircraft and anything made by BAe are OK. Software, however, is right out.
...and in addition, "repression" is only "repression" when it's done by THE ENEMY (precise details flexible)
Any illegal spying by <insert name of DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY here> on its own citizens is to protect you and your children from paedos and terrorists, and thus is a tool for freedom and against repression.
Freight: 6350 Euros!
the software license plus the software itself plus 2 client license! And the shipping comes to Euro 6350?
sorry, never dealt with this company before, do they also ship the hardware pre-installed? if not, then they need to change their shipping agent!
When there is money
Companies tend to ship, simple as that, and just accept it (almost). Egypt was not an enemy state then or to day.
Money talks, politicians talk later.
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