China’s Alibaba Slams Yahoo! Over Google Support

From the Times of India:

alibabaChina’s e-commerce giant Alibaba on Sunday condemned as “reckless” its partner Yahoo!’s support of Google, which has threatened to pull out of the Asian nation over censorship and cyber attacks.

“Alibaba Group has communicated to Yahoo! that Yahoo’s statement that it is ‘aligned’ with the position Google took last week was reckless given the lack of facts in evidence,” the firm’s spokesman John Spelich said… A spokeswoman for Yahoo!, which owns 39 per cent of Alibaba, on Wednesday welcomed Google’s decision.

“Yahoo! is committed to protecting human rights and takes our users’ privacy and security very seriously,” the spokeswoman said. “We condemn any attempts to infiltrate company networks to obtain user information. “We stand aligned with Google that these kinds of attacks are deeply disturbing and strongly believe that the violation of user privacy is something that we as Internet pioneers must all oppose,” she added.

January 18, 2010 11:56 AM
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