Yahoo’s Executive Apologizes Over Imprisonment Of Chinese Dissident

Yahoo Executive Offers Apology to Lawmakers from the Wall Street Journal reports Michael Callahan, executive vice president and general counsel of Yahoo, issued a statement apologizing for providing incorrect information to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs over the jailed Chinese reporter.

Part of the statement read:

I neglected to directly alert the committee of this new information and that oversight led to a misunderstanding that I deeply regret and have apologized to the Committee for creating

It is alleged that Yahoo’s actions have lead to the imprisonment of a dissident in China, Shi Tao. Shi Tao is now in a Chinese prison for ten years.

For more history on this topic, start with Jerry Yang & Friends Called to Testify on Chinese Dissidents Case and keep clicking back from story to story.

More coverage can be found at Techmeme.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Legal: Privacy | Yahoo: Legal | Yahoo: Outside US

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