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China's mobile users must show ID to get number

Cellphone customers in China must provide identification from Wednesday to purchase a new number, state media said -- the latest step by Beijing to tighten curbs over the world's largest mobile market.

Sep 01, 2010
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Google's China answer page inaccessible

(AP) -- A Google question-and-answer page for Chinese users was inaccessible from mainland China on Tuesday less than a month after the search giant's Internet license was renewed amid a dispute over online censorship.

Aug 03, 2010
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False alarm: Google search still working in China

(AP) -- Google Inc. triggered a false alarm Thursday by posting a notice that its search engine and several other services had been cut off from mainland China - a key market where the company has been locked in a high-profile ...

Jul 30, 2010
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Google loses out in Chinese search engine market

Google's share of the Chinese search engine market fell in the second quarter while the US Internet giant was embroiled in a public battle with Beijing over censorship, a research firm said Wednesday.

Jul 21, 2010
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China seeks to reduce Internet users' anonymity

(AP) -- A leading Chinese Internet regulator has vowed to reduce anonymity in China's portion of cyberspace, calling for new rules to require people to use their real names when buying a mobile phone or going online, according ...

Jul 13, 2010
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China confirms it renewed Google operating license

(AP) -- China confirmed Sunday it had renewed Google's license to operate after a monthslong standoff over Internet censorship, saying the company had pledged it wouldn't provide "lawbreaking content."

Jul 11, 2010
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Australia delays Internet filter to review content

(AP) -- Australia's widely criticized proposal to mandate a filter blocking child pornography and other objectionable Internet content has been delayed at least a year so the government can review what content should be ...

Jul 09, 2010
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China orders online sellers to register details

Online sellers in China will have to provide their real names and addresses or pay hefty fines under new rules introduced Thursday, in Beijing's latest move to tighten control of the web.

Jul 01, 2010
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China defends Internet 'Great Firewall'

China on Tuesday defended its right to censor the Internet, saying it needed to do so to ensure state security, and cautioned other nations to respect how it polices the world's largest online population.

Jun 08, 2010
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