Foreign tech companies helped Gaddafi

The Wall Street Journal published an article Tuesday detailing how foreign technology firms provided systems that helped the Gaddafi government spy on its citizens. Parent companies of the products the Libyan government were using include Boeing and French company Bull SA. Of course, countries like the U.S. and France are now supporting the very Libyan rebels that the Libyan government spied on. As French foreign minister Bernard Valero said in a recent Morning Edition story, "...during many, many years we were stuck to the necessity of stability. And now if we have the choice between stability and democracy, we definitely will choose the democracy."

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Marc Sanchez is the technical director and associate producer for Marketplace Tech Report where he is responsible for shaping the sound of the show.

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