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Fr esh US outrage at Yahoo ahead of China hearings
U.S. Internet companies faced fresh bipartisan criticism in the Congress on Thursday following renewed controversy over Yahoo Inc.'s alleged role in the Chinese government's eight-year prison sentence against a second dissident.
"I don't like any American company ratting out a citizen for speaking out against their government," Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat and member of the House Human Rights Subcommittee, told Reuters on Thursday.
"This is the tip of the iceberg of a very oppressive regime that we have almost become accustomed to America," Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican and chairman of the House Human Rights Subcommittee, told Reuters.
"The choice in China and other countries is not whether to comply with local laws. The choice is whether to remain in the country or not," Osaka said. "We have a philosophy of engagement. We believe the Internet is a positive force."
Group alleges Yahoo! complicit in Chinese dissident arrest
Reporters Without Borders said in statement that Yahoo (Research) provided customer data to the Chinese government on several occasions, including in the 2003 case of Li Zhi, who was jailed for "inciting subversion...."
"[Yahoo] says it simply responds to requests from the authorities for data without ever knowing what it will be used for. But this argument no longer holds water," said the statement. "Yahoo certainly knew it was helping to arrest political dissidents and journalists, not just ordinary criminals."
Originally posted by Shadowshocker163
Doesn't Google own Yahoo or vice versa?
Maybe I'm thinking of something else....