dinsdag 29 juli 2003

Wired News: Iraqis Log On to Voice Chat

Wired News: Iraqis Log On to Voice Chat: "Baghdad resident Usama Kamil Al-Sharqi paid a taxi driver $50 in 2001 to smuggle him a copy of Yahoo Instant Messenger on a CD-ROM from a friend in Jordan. It was a high price to pay for a program that has been downloaded for free by millions of people around the world. But Al-Sharqi says he would have paid an even steeper price had the regime of Saddam Hussein, which banned the use of instant messaging software, found out about it. 'If the government knew what I was doing, I am sure they would kill me, because they would think I was a spy,' says Al-Sharqi. "

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