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ESG News Review 7 – 13 September 2013

  • 16 September 2013

Yahoo! was the most praised company last week, as it published a first aggregate summary of U.S. governmental information requests. Together with Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the company filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for the right to reveal…


ESG News Review 13 — 20 July 2013

  • 22 July 2013

GlaxoSmithKline continued to be the most criticized company last week, as Chinese officials pursued their investigation into the suspected "economic crimes" of executives, including bribery. This affair occupies a large portion of the summer media space. On the other hand,…


Freedom of Expression and Access to Information Technology

  • 7 May 2009

Mary Robinson, founder and president stated, “I welcome the collaborative approach that the Global Network Initiative is taking to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy. This new initiative provides a practical framework for business, human rights groups, the…


Yahoo! Supports Every Human Has Rights Campaign

  • 20 November 2008

In keeping with the company's goal of advancing human rights around the world, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced it is helping to promote the Every Human Has Rights Campaign, inspired by The Elders and run by partner organizations around the…


Big tech companies back global plan to shield online speech

  • 28 October 2008

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo and a group of human rights and public interest organizations plan to introduce Wednesday a global code of conduct that they say will better protect online free speech and privacy against government intrusion. The principles are…


Internet firms agree to ‘code of conduct’ in China

  • 11 August 2008

Just days before the Olympic torch will reach Beijing, Internet leaders Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft say they are close to an agreement on a code of conduct for doing business in China and other countries that censor the Internet.Sen. Dick…


Cisco Systems document cites China censorship goal

  • 20 May 2008

A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday is expected to question a Cisco Systems Inc. executive about an internal 2002 document that includes a reference to censoring "hostiles" in describing the Chinese government's technology position and goals. Representatives from Cisco, Google Inc.…


Yahoo to aid Chinese dissidents

  • 28 March 2008

Yahoo Inc., under fire from civil-rights groups for its indirect role in human rights abuses in China, is answering critics by setting up a fund to give victims of government censorship legal and other assistance. The webco has been charged…


Yahoo pleads for Chinese dissidents

  • 22 February 2008

Yahoo Inc. has urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to help secure the release of Chinese dissidents, including two who were jailed after the Web portal gave authorities information about their online activities. Jerry Yang, the Sunnyvale company's chief executive,…

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