“An Amnesty International report has cited Microsoft among a clutch of leading computer firms heavily criticised for helping to fuel ‘a dramatic rise in the number of people detained or sentenced for internet-related offences’. “

So says The Observer.
The report goes on to say that:

Amnesty believes Microsoft is in violation of a new United Nations Human Rights code for multinationals which says businesses should ‘seek to ensure that the goods and services they provide will not be used to abuse human rights’

On the one hand, I’m glad MS is finally being taken to task for this. OTOH, I have to question the validity of the UN’s posiiton, here, given the way they turned a blind eye to to the blood pouring out of Iraq.