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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Congress Hearing Confronts IT Companies

Nathan Weinberg collects impressions of what congress said to Google, Yahoo and others yesterday. Quote Forbes:

“On Wednesday in a charged hearing before the House subcommittee on human rights, executives of the four tech giants were taken to task by lawmakers who accused them of bowing to Chinese censors and, in the case of Yahoo!, cooperating with the secret police in order to cash in on the lucrative Chinese market.

The lawmakers did not hold back. “Your abhorrent activities in China are a disgrace. I simply don’t understand how your corporate leadership sleeps at night,” thundered Congressman Tom Lantos, a California Democrat and by far the day’s harshest critic.”

Also see related posts on the Google/ China censorship issues.


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