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China Issued A Set Of New Strict Internet Rules

By on December 29, 2012

China’s government just issued a set of new Internet rules on Friday. All the internet users in China a required to provide their real names to service providers, and service providers have the authority to delete forbidden post and report them to authorities. Now, you can definitely refer to China as having the strictest firewall.

China with these new rules will be able to control all the information their citizens are reading and sharing. Nonetheless, just as the hackers of the old China firewall found methods through; it is possible that Internet users will be able to exploit weaknesses in the new China’s Great Firewall.

The Chinese government is known for repressing their people. This latest move shows that they still haven’t changed a bit, and they are not planning on changing any time soon. They continue to crack down on the free movement of communication to evade a turn away from party control. When they have the control of the media, they can pretty much control the whole country without worrying about what their people think, believe, or disagree.

“According to a number of reports, while official Internet policies in China are highly restrictive, the government has mostly left enforcement up to the country’s large and diverse community of service providers. In turn, many service providers have dragged their feet in order to avoid angering customers who can easily switch to other service providers,” King told TechNewsWorld.

“The result is that individuals as well as businesses that look to do business in China will have to be much more careful about what goes in and out of the country,” said Enderle. “Just watch what you say.”

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