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Friday December 28, 2012

China Requires Internet Users To Register Names

Want to use the internet in China? No problem, we just need you to register with the authorities, your thumb print and the name of your next of kin (in case you break the rules). eek!

China's government tightened Internet controls Friday with approval of a law that requires users to register their names after a flood of online complaints about official abuses rattled Communist Party leaders. Authorities say the law will strengthen protections for personal information. But it also is likely to curtail the Internet's status as a forum to complain about the government or publicize corruption.