Yahoo Faces Protests and Lawsuits After Turning Over Dissident Identities to China

Yahoo was subject to lawsuits and protests in the U.S. and elsewhere for turning over identifying information in 2006 about its users to the Chinese government. The Chinese government used these data to link users to pro-democracy activities and to imprison dissidents. The company was grilled repeatedly during Congressional hearings and hit with lawsuits that resulted in multi-million-dollar settlement payments.

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