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 April 23, 2012  Surveillance

Scott Wilson reports:

President Obama will issue an executive order Monday that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new technologies, from cellphone tracking to Internet monitoring, to help carry out grave human rights abuses.

Read more on The Washington Post.

The executive order will be announced today while around the country, civil libertarians’ irony meters will be soaring as we think about domestic surveillance-related abuses. And what will Congress do about American companies that are supplying the technology to these foreign nationals and entities?  Will they dare limit commerce or will lobbyists prevail again?

Update: the text of the Executive Order can be found here.

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