Yahoo! Accused of Giving Data Leading to Dissident's Arrest

Feb 9, 2006 • 8:55 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo News
 

MercuryNews reports Yahoo accused in dissident's arrest.

Yahoo Hong Kong provided electronic records that led to the conviction of dissident Li Zhi, according to Reporters Without Borders, which advocates on behalf of journalists.

Yahoo spokeswoman Mary Osako said Yahoo Hong Kong would not have had access to Li's Chinese account and that it never releases information to the Chinese government. Osako said the company was looking into whether Yahoo China had released this information.

But this guy now got eight years! I spoke with one of my employees who is big into this Chinese government advocacy thing and he is confident that Yahoo! served up the data.

Anyway, we have forum discussion on this topic at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Comments:

pk_synths

02/09/2006 03:53 pm

They served up user search data to the US government without a blink so why wouldn't they do the same to China??? Yahoo is bending over to the governments to avoid trouble. Theya re letting Google be the bad boy. -PK

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