Tech Firms Criticize Singapore's Web Regulations

Singapore's move to tighten regulation of news web sites, already under fire from bloggers and human rights groups, has attracted criticism from an unexpected quarter -- large Internet firms with a big presence in the city-state which say the new rules will hurt the industry. Web giants Facebook Inc, eBay Inc, Google Inc and Yahoo! Inc have said the revised rules "have negatively impacted Singapore's global image as an open and business-friendly country."