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HP Denies Forbidden Sales to Syria, Iran

Yes, they need government permission to sell overseas. Sad.

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HP has been forced to deny that it broke strict export sanctions by selling technology to Syria and Iran, but admitted that its network of channel partners may have done so without its knowledge.

The tech behemoth, which was recently overtaken by Chinese rival Lenovo as the world's top PC seller, was asked by the US Securities and Exchange Commission last month about reports from 2011 that its equipment was installed by Italian firm Area SpA as part of a nationwide surveillance system.