Yahoo! Agrees to Pay Prisoners’ Families

14 Nov

Congressional representatives made it clear to Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang that apologies wouldn’t be enough to quell their anger over Yahoo’s role in the jailing of a Chinese journalist (BusinessWeek.com, 11/6/07).

What the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee really wanted from Yang during a Nov. 6 hearing was a pledge that Yahoo would not cooperate with future requests from foreign governments for information that might be used to punish political dissidents. At the very least, committee members wanted Yahoo to pay for its past cooperation with the Chinese government.

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