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Tech giants in human rights deal

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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:09 PM
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Tech giants in human rights deal


news.bbc.co.uk

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo have signed a global code of conduct promising to offer better protection for online free speech and against official intrusion.

The Global Network Initiative follows criticism that companies were assisting governments in countries like China to censor the Internet.
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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:09 PM
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Mike Posner of Human Rights First says that this is an important first step and that companies need to step up to the plate and be more aggressive in challenging unwarranted government interference.

The article also goes to say Canadian researchers uncovered a Skype joint venture in China monitored users communications and that a Chinese journalist was also jailed for 10 years after Yahoo China provided his personal information to the Chinese Government.

Will be interesting to see what becomes of this and how many others will climb on board.


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