Yahoo! Ethics Questioned

In 2004 Yahoo! gave up email records to the Chinese government which were then used to jail a dissident.  According to Yahoo! General Counsel Michael Callahan at a U.S. Congressional hearing on February 15, 2006, Yahoo! didn’t know this was a political rather than ordinary criminal matter. 

However, now there is evidence that at all relevant times Yahoo! knew or should have known that this was a political case. The case is discussed in deatil by Rebecca MacKinnon, Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong at RConversation: Shi Tao’s case: Yahoo! knew more than they claimed.


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