Microsoft cuts internet messaging service to five 'hostile' nations
24-May-2009 (2 comments)

Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will no longer be available in Syria, Iran, Sudan, Cuba and North Korea—five countries considered "hostile" nations. The company has confirmed that these countries will no longer have access to Microsoft's free, web-based instant-messaging service. It did not say why it chose to shut down the service to these countries or how long the decision will take effect.

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by Nader Vanaki on

When did Cuba show any hostility towards the U.S.?  Fifty years ago they might have been hostile but now what?  Microsoft never made a buck in any of these countries so to kiss ass to lobby groups they went ahead with this stupid decision.  It is miserably sad to see stupidity so prevelant in the coporate world whereas you would expect politicians to be more prone to it.


Proof the Governemnt (AIPAC) is involved! Gov. works w/ Corps!

by gol-dust on

Free country?