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[ga] Will ICANN follow suit? Yahoo Allegedly Sells Reporter Out to Chinese Authorities

  • To: General Assembly of the DNSO <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] Will ICANN follow suit? Yahoo Allegedly Sells Reporter Out to Chinese Authorities
  • From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 00:41:29 -0800
  • Cc: essential ecom <ecommerce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Organization: INEGroup Spokesman
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Yet another shame from another search engine porvider..
Will ICANN, like google and MS, follow suit?

See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4695718.stm
and  http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=16402


The online writer was jailed for eight years in 2003, after posting
comments that criticised official corruption.

     Last year Yahoo was accused of giving information to Beijing which
led to the imprisonment of reporter Shi Tao.

     Reporters Without Borders called on Yahoo to release the names of
all internet writers whose identities it has
     revealed to the Chinese authorities.

     'Rigorous procedures'

     Yahoo spokeswoman Mary Osako insisted that in its dealings with
China, the company "only responded with
     what we were legally compelled to provide, and nothing more".

     "We were rigorous in our procedures and made sure that only the
required material was provided," she told
     the AFP news agency.

     But she added that: "The government of China is not required to
inform service providers why they are seeking certain information,
and typically does not do so."

     Reporters Without Borders said it was not acceptable for the firm
to say it simply responded to requests from the authorities without
what the data would be used for.

     "This argument no longer holds water," the group said in a
"Yahoo certainly knew it was helping to arrest political dissidents and
journalists, not just ordinary criminals."


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