Beyond borders

It is no longer possible for multinational, computer companies to behave with impunity in non-Western nations:

The union representing journalists in the UK and Ireland has called on its 40,000 members to boycott Yahoo in protest at the company’s reported assistance to the Chinese authorities in cracking down on pro-democracy activists.

The National Union of Journalists said it had sent a letter on Friday to Dominique Vidal, Yahoo Europe’s vice-president, protesting the internet company’s alleged actions in China.

Chinese courts have said that Yahoo supplied the authorities with information that helped them identify, prosecute and jail writers advocating democracy.… 

Microsoft and Google have dirty hands, too.

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