A media watchdog group on Wednesday accused Yahoo of turning over electronic records about a Chinese user that ultimately led to his eight-year prison sentence for "inciting subversion."
Reporters Without Borders, a French-based organization, said Yahoo's cooperation with authorities led to conviction of the user, identified as Li, a 35-year-old ex-civil servant from the southwestern province of Dazhou. The group said it obtained that information from Li's lawyer.
"We are unaware of this case, so therefore cannot comment on the accuracy of the report," Yahoo spokesperson Mary Osako said.
According to Reporters Without Borders, … Read more