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India to ban 'offensive' Internet material

India on Tuesday vowed to ban offensive material from the Internet after Facebook, Google and other major firms told the government they were unable to screen content before it was posted.

dateDec 06, 2011 in Internet
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Facebook in no rush to IPO, enter China

Facebook is in no hurry to go public or to get into China, where it is officially blocked, according to Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking giant.

dateNov 07, 2011 in Business
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China microblogging site to tighten controls

China's popular micoblogging site Weibo said it was tightening controls over its Twitter-like service, state press said Monday, amid concerns over growing government interference on the web.

dateSep 19, 2011 in Internet
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China renews Google's operating licence

China said Wednesday it had renewed Google's licence to operate in the world's largest online market, after the US company last year moved its Chinese search engine overseas in protest over censorship.

dateSep 07, 2011 in Internet
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China blog site shuts accounts over 'rumors'

(AP) -- China's most popular microblogging site is cracking down on what it says is the spread of false rumors after the ruling Communist Party told Internet companies to tighten control over information online.

dateAug 29, 2011 in Internet
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China social networking site warns bloggers

A popular Twitter-like service in China has contacted millions of users warning them to ignore false reports, in a sign of growing official unease over the rise of social networking sites.

dateAug 27, 2011 in Internet
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