The W
Views: 104011371
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
28.4.15 0940
The W - Current Events & Politics - Yahoo! a tool of the Chinese government? Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 8.51
Pages: 1
(680 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (1 total)
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 9 hours
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.51
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?)



CRZ
Promote this thread!
Thread rated: 8.51
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Holy crap! Katrina
Next thread: Katrina Question????
Previous thread: William Rehnquist (1924-2005)
(680 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
I would just like to say both my French grandparents were part of a widespread, organized resistance against the Nazis in France, during which they were both captured and put in work camps.
- messenoir, Countries (2003)
The W - Current Events & Politics - Yahoo! a tool of the Chinese government?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.099 seconds.