This morning, ZDnet ran a surprising post that Yahoo! forked over 200,000 names to the Iranian government following the country's contentious elections this summer. The post seemed based on some very loose information, and I waited for the official rejection from Yahoo!
Said rejection has occurred on the Yodel Anecdotal blog. Blog editor Nicki Dugan emphatically denied the allegations:
The claims are false. Neither Yahoo! nor any Yahoo! representative has met with or communicated with Iranian officials regarding the matters referenced in the article, and Yahoo! has not disclosed user data to the Iranian government.
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