Yahoo Sued for Collaborating With China
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.