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Boycott Nokia for Iran Crackdown


Telecom giant Nokia has spiffy slogan: "Connecting People." But a new report reveals that Nokia may be helping connect the wrong people: Iranian security agents and grassroots dissidents. It seems Nokia has helped Iran install electronic surveillance equipment to intercept text messages, emails, and more. Several activists appear to have been jailed thanks to Nokia's technology. (read the full story)

Nokia recently provided the Iranian regime with a "monitoring center" that enables security forces to tap cell phones, read e-mails, scramble text-messages, and interrupt calls. Nokia's new surveillance system has enhanced the regime's ability to crack down on dissent during recent protests. The monitoring technology is being deployed on a massive scale, with hundreds arrested thanks to Nokia's technology.

Nokia has a responsibility to ensure its technology is used in an ethical manner. Take a minute to pressure Nokia to stop immediately its contract with the Iranian regime, disable its monitoring center, and explain how Iranians can circumvent the monitoring system. Tell the company you will boycott its products and urge your mobile carriers to stop selling Nokia until it stops aiding the crackdown.

Visit to send a protest letter to Nokia.

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