Senate Talks With Cisco About China, Internet Censorship

May 21, 2008

Cisco, Yahoo and Google all went before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law on Tuesday.  The topic of dicsussion, China, and Internet censorship as a whole..Washington (ChattahBox) – Cisco, Yahoo and Google all went before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law on Tuesday. The topic of discussion, China, and Internet censorship as a whole.

Mark Chandler, senior vice president of legal services and general counsel at Cisco was the main target by the Senate, as he had to answer questions as to whether or not Cisco offered to help China block online content to its citizens.

A 2002 internal PowerPoint presentation was uncovered recently which showed that Cisco may have offered China customized software that would allow them to easily block out Internet content which they deemed as unacceptable.

Yahoo and Google also faced tough questions, as much more was on the table beyond just China.

Chandler answered the questions though to the best of his knowledge, stating that the employee who did the PowerPoint did not have any intention on offering it to China. It seems it was planned to be just documents, as Chandler stated no proposal was ever made to China.


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