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Beijing issues ultimatum for microblog users

Microblog users in Beijing who do not register using their real names by mid-March will be banned from posting comments, a local official said on Wednesday, as authorities tighten their grip on the web.

dateFeb 08, 2012 in Internet
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Teens migrating to Twitter -- sometimes for privacy

(AP) -- Teens don't tweet, will never tweet - too public, too many older users. Not cool. That's been the prediction for a while now, born of numbers showing that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter early on.

dateJan 29, 2012 in Internet
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Google+ opens up to teenagers

Google on Thursday opened up Google+ to teenagers, just days after loosening the rules about using real names on the social network.

dateJan 26, 2012 in Internet
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China city tightens control of microblogs

Shanghai will require microblog users to register under their real names from Monday, state media said, the latest local government in China to implement the rule after a spate of violent protests.

dateDec 26, 2011 in Internet
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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 ...

dateJul 13, 2010 in Internet
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