Thursday, September 08, 2005

Corporate ethics !

Corporate ethics, or rather the lack of it, is obvious in the case where Yahoo provided information to the Chinese Government, which helped jail a reporter for apparently "divulging state secrets".

In order to improve their businesses in China, many large companies, such as Google, Microsoft, etc., actively participate with the Chinese government, in blocking information, sites, blogs, etc.

Wonder how far such policies will really help these companies...ok, they may provide immediate benefits and profits, but what about the future ? Suppose the Chinese government's policies change, or the government itself ceases to exist in the current state that it is in, then these corporations will find themselves at the wrong end of the stick...probbaly end up being hated for their current policies.

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