Google and Yahoo will need to defent themselves

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 15 2006 @ 17:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google, Yahoo and other big American corporations will have to defend themselves against a Congressional panel today over their decisions to aid the Chinese government to censor the Internet:
Both companies have been hit by a barrage of criticism for their policies in the fast-growing China market.

Google's new China-specific search site restricts blocks many results on politically sensitive terms such as Taiwan, Tibet or Tiananmen Square. Yahoo has been blamed for divulging information that has led to the jailing of two dissidents.

Appearing alongside senior representatives from Google and Yahoo will be senior officers of Microsoft and Cisco Systems, respectively the biggest suppliers of computer software and hardware.

All four companies have been summoned to appear before the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Global Human Rights only two weeks after snubbing the same panel by refusing to attend a briefing on the same issue of Chinese censorship
More info over at Times Online.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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