By Gregory MonePosted 10.17.2007 at 2:06 pm 1 Comment
The House Foreign Affairs Committee is calling for two Yahoo executives to appear at a November 6th hearing that will address whether or not the company gave false testimony last year in the case of an imprisoned Chinese poet and journalist.
Previously, Yahoo's general counsel told Congress that the company was not aware of why the Chinese government asked for information regarding pro-Democracy advocate Shi Tao (left). In 2004, Yahoo turned over details that helped Beijing police find Shi, and he has since been sentenced to ten years in prison. Now the committee says that Yahoo couldn't have been so clueless with regards to the government's intentions, and wants to find out more about whether the company is truly protecting the privacy rights of its overseas customers.—Gregory Mone