Monday, November 28, 2011

Cellphone leaks vex Cuban government

Cellphone leaks vex Cuban government
Published: Nov. 27, 2011 at 3:40 PM

MIAMI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Anti-Castro activists say the release of top
Cubans' cellphone numbers on the Internet spotlights the growing
weakness of the Havana government.

A Miami Web site this fall has been posting scores of cellphone numbers
of what it calls "the darlings of the dictatorship," which Miami's El
Nuevo Herald said Sunday was an unprecedented development in a nation
with such a culture of security.

Followers of the Web site Cuba Uncovered were also impressed. One reader
contributed a post saying, "Technology is going to destroy them."

El Nuevo Herald said the newly released data included notables such as
Castro's daughter, Deborah, and Machado Ventura, Castro's
second-in-command at the ruling Council of State.

While it appeared unlikely anyone in the government was being plagued by
prank calls, the cell numbers enable activists to send text messages to
top officials whenever there is a crackdown on political dissent within

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