Stories by Owen Fletcher

20 years after Tiananmen, China containing dissent online

The Internet has brought new hope to reformists in China since the country crushed pro-democracy protests in the capital 20 years ago. But as dissidents have gone high-tech, the government in turn has worked to restrict free speech on the Internet, stifling threats to its rule that could grow online.

Yahoo, Alibaba relationship frays under Bartz

Relations between Yahoo and Alibaba Group, which controls Yahoo's China operations, have soured since Carol Bartz took the helm of the online search giant, a source close to the relationship between the companies said Tuesday.

IBM develops Facebook privacy application

IBM on Thursday unveiled an application that guides users toward strong privacy settings in Facebook's online marketplace and could be developed into a management tool for companies or across Web sites for users.