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Yahoo Sued for Collaborating With China

Posted on Apr 20, 2007

A human rights organization is suing Yahoo for assisting the Chinese government in arresting dissidents by providing information on its users. Like Google and Microsoft, Yahoo has defended the practice of handing over data to China as a necessary evil mitigated by the benefits of the Internet, crippled and corrupt though it may be.

AP via CNN:

A human rights group sued Yahoo Wednesday on grounds the U.S. search company assisted China’s communist government with torture by revealing information that led to the arrest of dissidents.

The World Organization for Human Rights USA is seeking unspecified damages and wants Yahoo to actively secure the release of any detainees.

The group said businesses that operate abroad need to be more aware of their responsibilities.

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By Zena, April 21, 2007 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment
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When you register with Yahoo, you are essentially giving your persmission to let them track your internet searches and such. I believe the time has come to formally withdrawn that permission, or exit the website permanetly.

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By Skruff, April 21, 2007 at 6:24 am Link to this comment
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What’s a union supporter, worker, and American Nationalist to do. In 1992 we had one viable Republican, and one viable Democrat running for president. Both supported NAFTA, Both were “right-to-work” proponants, both got cash contributions from Walmart, Western Electric, and the association of importers&exporters;.

Both eventually gave RED China MFN trade status, dispite the Chinese practice of using slave and prison labor to compete in international markets. (A Violation of US and UN policies)

Money is our (U.S.A.) national pursuit, desire, and religion.

We should change the word “God” to Gold in our lexion
for money seems to be all that matters.

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By QuyTran, April 20, 2007 at 12:34 pm Link to this comment

No surprise at all. With big bucks, not Yahoo, anyones could have conscience for sale. It means that in “business we trust” and not “God we trust”. Sorry for telling the truth.

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By Scott, April 20, 2007 at 10:38 am Link to this comment

My government sponserd a corporate trade junket to China sometime ago that also included police and Internet security people. Of course they denied they were helping China build a firewall around itself but it appears that’s exactly what they did.

In Canada, our government maintains that trading with countries like China will make them more like our’s but I fear the opposite is the case. It’s easy to imagine how a lack of human or environmental standards would make the job of a CEO or senior bureacrat a lot easier.

Images of our leaders making nice with the likes of Jintao or Putin in enough to make the hair on my neck stand up.

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