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Friday, August 06, 2010

China tightens internet censorship in Tibet

From the Tibetan Review August 5:

"All internet cafes across Tibet have been ordered to finish installing by the end of Aug’10 a state-of-the-art surveillance system which would not only restrict contents that could be viewed by identified surfers but also monitor their internet activities. 'All the Internet cafes must now install it,' Radio Free Asia online Aug 3 quoted Chen Jianying, head of the customer service department of the industry group Internet Cafes Online, as saying.

"Under a nationwide scheme, which took effect Aug 1, second-generation identity cards belonging to the person using the Internet must be swiped to allow online access. Viewed content can then be traced back to that identity, using the surveillance system."

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Anonymous Australian broadband service provider said...

For the countries that has no internet censorship yet, citizens should see to it that they use the said technology responsibly so their governments will have no reason to prohibit its freedom.

5:45 PM  

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