With all of the ridiculous complaints about Google making a .cn domain, I figure it’s time for a reality check. Yahoo has led to the imprisonment of another Chinese journalist. Read all about it at BBC.
Reporters Without Borders said it was not acceptable for the firm to say it simply responded to requests from the authorities without knowing what the data would be used for.
“This argument no longer holds water,” the group said in a statement. “Yahoo certainly knew it was helping to arrest political dissidents and journalists, not just ordinary criminals.
Google hasn’t done this ever. Gmail has been withheld from areas under authoritarian rule for just this reason. Now tell me again who the sell-outs are?