President Obama has ordered that sanctions will be levied against foreign entities that use technology in human rights abuses. The order, when filed later today, will give the government that ability to push back against companies and countries that censor the Internet and monitor people using advanced technology. While it is likely aimed at stopping abuses like the ones ongoing in Syria, it could also be used against China. That won’t happen though, because current policy states some rights abuses are worse than others.
[Source: The Verge]