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#1 Posted on 7.9.05 0748.23
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That title's probably overstating the case, but what appears undisputed is that they DID comply with a "court order" giving up the IP address of an email sent out by a Chinese journalist who passed along a Communist Party message warning of social unrest during the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14884
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4221538.stm

Could Yahoo! have just said no? Is generating revenue in China more important than taking a stand against a repressive government? This press release by Reporters Without Borders seems to indicate Y! believes revenue wins out, and I'm tending to believe them.

On the other hand, could the journalist have gotten out his message in a more secure way? (Are any of those Chinese hackers not working FOR the government?)
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