Cuba Denounces US Cyberwarfare
HAVANA, October 3, 2011.- A Maryland firm must send to mobile phones in Cuba 24 000 text messages (SMS) weekly prepared by a U.S. government agency, a fact described as cyberwarefare by Cuban digital media.
The company Washington Software Inc. must submit before October 21 an SMS system designed to counter Cuban attempts to protect themselves from the onslaught of messages, reported www.cubadebate.cu quoting website Cuba Money Project.
The terms of the contract awarded last September 21 state that the company will have to surpass measures taken by Havana to block politically sensitive messages, written by the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
The BBG, a federal body that oversees the quality of communications in the U.S., asked the corporation not to worry about the legality of the issue, which may offer from $ 84, 000 to 464, 000 USD profit during the first year.
"The Agency is responsible for the content of messages. The contractor assumes full liability under this requirement and should consider all aspects of this requirement before submitting an offer," said BBG.
The agency will also write the propaganda message that the Maryland company must post in full without the right to rectify, explained the Cuban site, which describes the fact as a violation of Cuban and international laws. (Cubaminrex/Prensa Latina)