Yahoo Client Service
Posted by Jeroen op maart 15, 2007
We vingen allemaal wel eens iets op van hoe Yahoo gegevens doorspeelt aan de Chinese overheid. Hier lees je hoe dit precies in z’n werk gaat.
Early one Sunday morning in 2002, a phone rings in Yu Ling’s Beijing duplex. She’s cleaning upstairs; her son is asleep, while downstairs, her husband, Wang Xiaoning, is on the computer. Wang writes about politics, anonymously e-mailing his online e-journals to a group of Yahoo users. He’s been having problems with his Yahoo service recently. He thinks it’s a technical issue. This is the day he learns he’s wrong.Wang picks up the phone: “Yes?”
“Are you home?” asks the unfamiliar voice on the other end.
The line goes dead.
Moments later, government agents swarm through the front door — 10 of them, some in uniform, some not. They take Wang away. They take his computers and disks.