Cuba Smolders Over Microsoft Messenger Withdrawal


Cuba criticized M|cr0s0ft on Friday for blocking its Messenger instant messaging service on the island and in other countries under U.S. sanctions, calling it yet another example of Washington’s “harsh” treatment of Havana. The technology giant recently announced it was disabling the program’s availability in Cuba, Syria, Iran, Sudan and North Korea to come into compliance with a U.S. ban on transfer of licensed software to embargoed countries. The move “is just the latest turn of the screw in the United States’ technological blockade against the island,” a technology writer stated.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 Uncategorized