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[ NNSquad ] China clamping down on anonymous postings to choke off whistleblowers

China clamping down on anonymous postings to choke off whistleblowers

http://j.mp/UqL9fD  (Hollywood Reporter)

     While the authorities described the initiative as an effort to
     "strengthen the protection of online information" - with officials
     highlighting how clauses in the "draft decision" seeking to regulate
     the collection of personal data and the control of junk mail - the new
     act was enacted amidst a surge of online disclosures of corruption and
     official wrongdoing.

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Also see my posting from last year: "New Facebook Feature Empowers the
Dangerous 'Comment Nazis'": http://j.mp/hQ36EA  (Lauren's Blog)

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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