On February 14, 2010, Mercury News reported that Google, Apple, Yahoo, Oracle and Applied Materials had successfully convinced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) not to release race and gender data from their EEO-1 report under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) because releasing such data would cause “commercial harm.” CNN made a similar FOIA request on August 18, 2011 for EEO-1 data on 17 technology companies that refused a direct request from CNN for the data. Not all tech companies resisted the requests. Mercury News was able to obtain race and gender data directly from Intel, Cisco Systems, eBay, AMD, Sanmina and Sun Microsystems and CNN was able to obtain data from Dell, Ingram Micro and Intel without FOIA objections being raised. On May 29, 2014, Google dramatically reversed its position and published information about the racial and gender composition of its workforce from its EEO-1. Google states on its website, “We’re not where we want to be when it comes to diversity. And it is hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly