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News Yahoo! trying to dismiss human rights lawsuit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    They kinda have a point. Yahoo, that is.
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    This is ridiculous, Google wouldn't do it, they only changed their search engine to allow people to use them.

    Isn't the data governed by the country in which it is stored?
     
  4. sunny_man

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    Any company that is complying with China's government's anti-privacy laws is, frankly, evil. They don't care what liberties of the people they have to give up as long as they get their money.

    Companies like Yahoo are sheep in China. All they do is bend over and get ****** in the arse by the government - and they enjoy it.
     
  5. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    talk about murky waters
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    very complex arguement i see the point that yahoo holds but i beleive they were in a no win situation here as had they not given the names up they would be under fire from the chinese government for not doing so i think the best bet would for of yahoo to have monitored its chinese members better and not allowed them to do this as it is illegal in that particular country whether we like it or not
     
  7. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Either that or Jail. When im in China on holiday I try extra hard to think before I surf and post messages etc because I dont want to get my wifes family in trouble from using their PC. Its hard going 3 weeks with no porn either :)
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    this is indeed a complex case.....
     
  9. Rebourne

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    What possible argument could yahoo have that is good enough? They aided in sending people behind bars for speaking their minds about their government. The Chinese government sucks and so does yahoo.

    Blah blah blah, We have to comply with the law where we operate... Show some goddamn balls and do what's right.
     
  10. Aankhen

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    That's easy to say when it's not your neck on the line.

    It wasn't right to release those details, but Yahoo! did not have a choice. The place where it has/had a choice is/was in whether it operates/operated in China or not. I think in its place I would have chosen to operate either on my own terms or not at all… but I can't say for sure without actually encountering that situation.
     
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