Yahoo, Google, Microsoft censor the Internet

Google filters search results. Yahoo discloses personal information about journalists. Microsoft censors blogs.

These things are believable as part of a not-too-distant-future dystopia in the US, but unfortunately, it's exactly what's happening right now in China. Amnesty USA published a report last week that slammed the tech giants and others for behavior that inhibits the very core of what the Internet is about -- spreading information freely. It's certainly no news that this has been happening (check out Students for a Free Tibet on Google and the repercussions of Yahoo's tattling), but this is one of the first reports of its kind to collect the offenses all in one place, and marks the launch of a new Amnesty campaign: http://irrepressible.info/.

From the report:

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