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+ - Yahoo provided Iran with names of 200,000

Submitted by rcamans
rcamans (252182) writes "October 8th, 2009
"ZDnet's Richard Koman accuses Yahoo of having collaborated with the Iranian regime during the recent post-election protests. Koman says the online giant provided names and emails for some 200,000 Iranian Yahoo users to authorities so that those same authorities would "unban" Yahoo on the state-controlled internet. The blog post does not include a response by Yahoo to the allegations, but promises "to provide further proof as the story unfolds." Snip:
This is according to a post on the Iranian Students Solidarity (Farsi) blog. My sources indicate the information comes from a group of resisters who have infiltrated the administration and are leaking out important information. These sources say that Yahoo representatives met with Iranian Internet authorities after Google and Yahoo were shut down during the protests and agreed to provide the names of Yahoo subscribers who also have blogs in exchange for the government lifting the blocks on Yahoo." This quote from ZDNET @ http://government.zdnet.com/?p=5547.
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/09/yahoo-accused-of-hav.html#more

Yahoo has not yet responded to these claims, and they are not substantiated. Can anyone out there help substantiate these?"
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