Big Net's recent appearance in congressional hearings was depressing. It seemed impossible for them to admit that they were assisting the Red Chinese in supressing free speech. The facts: Yahoo turned over information on online dissidents, Google produced a "freedom-free" version of their search engine for use in China, Cisco instructed Chinese police on how to monitor net traffic through their hardware, and Microsoft has banned such nine-letter words as "democracy" from Chinese blogs.
Tom Lantos' analogy with IBM's "accounting" assistance for the Nazis cut right to the quick. This is just shameful.