Yahoo settles its China lawsuit

Vancouver, Canada

Yahoo has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it on behalf of several Chinese dissidents, according to papers filed in a California court.
According to <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7093564.stm">BBC News</a>, Yahoo has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it on behalf of several Chinese dissidents, according to papers filed in a California court. No details have been given of the settlement but Yahoo will be covering legal costs.

The case alleged that Yahoo had provided information to the Chinese "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

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that had then been used to prosecute the dissidents. Yahoo said it had to comply with Chinese laws to operate in the country.

<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7081458.stm">Last week</a> a US congressional panel criticised Yahoo for not giving full details to a probe into the jailing of a reporter by Chinese authorities.

Yahoo had been "at best inexcusably negligent" and at worst "deceptive" in evidence given to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last year, the panel said.

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