Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Skype: Texts Messages Censored by China

A Financial Times article by Alison Maitland, via MSNBC, reports that:

Skype, the fast-growing internet communications company that belongs to Ebay, has admitted that its partner in China has filtered text messages, defending this compliance with censorship laws as the only way to do business in the country.

In a Financial Times interview, Niklas Zennström, Skype's chief executive, responded to accusations that the company had censored text messages containing words like "Falun Gong" – a banned movement – and "Dalai Lama". He said that Tom Online, its joint venture partner in China, was complying with local law.

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