This is a wonderful speech. Jobs is far from perfect but he’s got the secret sauce for sure. Or maybe he is the secret sauce. Whatever analogy you draw, he adds the secret sauce to most things he touches.
Yahoo is being sued by the World Organization for Human Rights for sharing information about its users with the Chinese government.
The information has led to the arrests of writers and dissidents.
One journalist cited in the case was tracked down and jailed for 10 years for subversion after Yahoo passed on his e-mail and IP address to officials.
This is not new news, I’ve been tracking it for a while and flickr is a Yahoo company. The only part of Yahoo that I’m associated with is flickr and maybe the only small way I can make a statement about this is to leave Yahoo/flickr and make sure that they know that this is the reason I’m leaving. No doubt I will not be missed but I can’t see staying associated with a company that continues to defend itself in this case. If Yahoo admited they made a mistake (a very bad mistake) I might feel differently, but they’re not.