April 2010: "Mr. Yang, a founder of Yahoo! and Chief Yahoo, has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 1995. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 to January 2009. Mr. Yang co-developed Yahoo! in 1994 while he was working towards his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University. Currently, Mr. Yang also serves as a director of Cisco Systems, Inc., Yahoo Japan Corporation and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a privately-held company which manages investments in several Asia-based internet businesses ("Alibaba"). Mr. Yang is also a trustee of Stanford University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian-Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Yang holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University."http://yhoo.client.shareholder.com/management-print.cfm?BioID=5243
June 2011: 'And so when Judge Jean-Jacques Gomez of Le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris sent Yahoo the requisite summons, the company's CEO Jerry Yang issued a statement right out of Barlow's playbook. France "wants to impose a judgment in an area over which it has no control," Yang declared.'http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/how-france-proved-that-the-internet-is-not-global.ars
April 2010: "In one well-known case, in 2005 a Chinese journalist was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the state secrecy law after the authorities obtained information from Yahoo about an e-mail message he sent regarding a confidential government document. Yahoo was later severely criticized in the United States for its role in the case, and one of its founders, Jerry Yang, eventually apologized to the journalist’s family."http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/world/asia/28china.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Cisco Systems Organization Apr 28, 2010 Student/Trainee (past or present) Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Stanford University Organization Apr 28, 2010 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Founder/Co-Founder of Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Yahoo! Organization Apr 28, 2010
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 22, 2011 Nazi hunting: How France first "civilized" the Internet
QUOTE: France has long attempted to "civilize" the Internet out of things like racism and Nazi ideology by curbing their dissemination. In fact, the first battle in this war concluded a decade ago. The winner was France; the loser was the then-reigning giant of the Web—Yahoo—along with the notion that the Internet is a "global" place that inherently transcends national boundaries.
Ars Technica Apr 27, 2010 China Moves to Tighten Data Controls
QUOTE: China is on the verge of requiring telecommunications companies and Internet service providers to halt and report leaks of what the government deems to be state secrets, the latest in a series of moves intended to strengthen the government’s control over private communications.
New York Times Jan 01, 2009 The Plot to Kill Google
QUOTE: The company's [Google] growth, ambitions, and politics have made it a target of some of the country's most powerful businesses and interest groups.
Wired Sep 12, 2002 China Blocks Web Search Engines: Country Fears Doors To Commerce Also Open Weak Spots
QUOTE: China's broadening censorship highlights the central tension underlying its transition from a closed and centrally planned economy to one where market forces hold sway...
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