The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says that it supports the actions of Chinese human rights activists that are taking Cisco to court, claiming that the company knowingly sold technology used to facilitate human rights abuses.

In a blog post Friday, the digital rights group filed an amicus brief (.pdf) -- a legal opinion submitted by someone outside of a legal case -- in relation to Du v. Cisco. Submitted to a Maryland federal court, Chinese activists are suing Cisco for allegedly providing the Chinese government with products that facilitate human rights abuses -- in full knowledge of the technology's use.

Friday, August 16, 2013