Code Red

Friday, February 17, 2006


Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and Cisco were called to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, accused of collaborating with a repressive regime, namely China. These modern, forward-looking companies are not used to being pegged as the bad guys – Google’s unofficial slogan is “don’t be evil.” But with people being jailed because Yahoo gave information to Chinese police, and blogs shut down by Microsoft at the request of Chinese officials, these companies face a profound, moral dilemma. On The Media’s Jessica Smith reports on the real costs of doing big business.

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