Quick Note: China Wants Real Names When Registering for Internet Access
December 26, 2012 10:23 PM
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This will further prevent citizens from voicing opinions or discussing rumors/news
keeps a close eye on its citizens' actions
, but those reigns will be pulled even tighter with an Internet access registration method the country plans to impose.
, China is looking to force citizens to provide their real names when signing up with Internet providers. This means that any Chinese resident would have to show their government-issued identity cards when entering into contracts for both fixed line and mobile Internet access.
What's odd is that Chinese citizens already have to show their IDs when signing contracts with Internet providers, so the forthcoming change to that method is unclear.
said a new Internet access registration method would make for an Internet that is "healthier, more cultured and safer."
As of right now, Chinese citizens are not allowed to access certain websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube because it allows public debate over the country's issues. Other websites are
for the same reason.
If the Internet access registration method becomes stricter and allows the government to know who's saying what, citizens will have no way of voicing opinions or discussing rumors/news.
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RE: Not that the US...
12/27/2012 1:38:33 PM
LOL!!!! You're equating China's domestic firewall policy and subsequent human rights abuses to whether or not a website requires you LOG IN before posting! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!< br />
The quality of comments when people actually register are dismal as it is, nevermind places where you can do so anonymously!
Yes, the internet probably is trending towards ID based authentication but saying we are like China in anyway in the dept is straight up dismissing the facts.
The comparison is Apples and Buicks.
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