Quote of the day: 'Nauseating collaboration with a regime of repression'

California Democrat Rep. Tom Lantos led politicians in lashing out at U.S. Internet companies during a hearing on Wednesday, accusing them of collaborating with China in its disregard for free speech and privacy rights.

"This value-free excuse truly sickens me," Lantos said, accusing Google, Yahoo, Cisco and Microsoft of a "nauseating collaboration with a regime of repression."

"What Congress is looking for is real spine and willingness to stand up to the outrageous demands of a totalitarian regime," Lantos added. Chinese dissidents are "in the Chinese gulag because Yahoo chose to reveal their identities to the Chinese government."

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