Posts Tagged: real-name registration


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China to require real-name registration for all app developers

The aim is to discourage developers from anonymously pushing apps containing pornographic content and viruses, both of which are illegal in ...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 4:49 pm
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5 ways the Chinese government will try to control the internet in the next year

China’s State Information Office director Lu Wei published an article in the People’s Daily yesterday on the importance of online pu...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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PSA: Flaw in WeChat Design Makes it Easy to Impersonate Other Accounts

Tencent’s WeChat has, almost in the blink of an eye, grown into one of China’s biggest social platforms. But the service may hav...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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WeChat Begins Real-Name Verification for Open Platform Users

Tencent’s WeChat mobile chat app is quickly becoming much more than just a chat app, and one of its most attractive features to compan...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Weixin Reinstates Real-Name User Verification, Allows Weibo Users to Auto-Verify

Tencent’s mobile messaging behemoth Weixin (known as WeChat outside China) is, like other Chinese messaging services, legally responsi...

  • November 22, 2012
  • at 12:09 am
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Sina Admits to Investors It Has Failed to Implement Real Name Policy on Weibo

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), which runs the popular Twitter-like Weibo.com, has publicly admitted that it has not fully implemented the government-ma...

  • April 30, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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China’s Attempt to Banish Online Rumors is as Vague as the War On Terror

The ‘Internet Society of China’ (ISC) has today released a paper entitled Written Proposal on Resisting Internet Rumors that aim...

  • April 9, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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How to Post to Sina Weibo Without Registering Your Real Name

Well, we’re a couple weeks into the real-name regulations at Sina Weibo, and it seems like none of the weirdness is going away. Plenty...

  • March 30, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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Very Strange Things Are Happening with Sina Weibo’s “Real-Name” Registration

We’ve been talking about real-name registration for microblogs in China for some time now, and today that day might finally be here. B...

  • March 18, 2012
  • at 12:19 pm
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New proposal to force all video uploaders in China to use their real names

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) yesterday issued a notice that proposes, among other things, anyon...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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Indonesia’s Train Ticket Scalpers Exploit Online Booking System

With the Lebaran holiday starting today in Indonesia, people looking to take a train home are facing a common problem at this time of year: ...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 1:04 pm
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Chinese Law Proposes Real Name Requirements for All Phone and Mobile Network Connections

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is very enthusiastic about real-name registration. The rest of the coun...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Lax Real-Name Policies Hurting Chinese Dating Sites

We’ve written quite a bit about the lax enforcement of real-name policies on Chinese social networking platforms like Sina and Tencent...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 4:27 am
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Sina Weibo Adds Overseas Real-Name System, But Not Really

As part of yet another drive to make Sina Weibo more “honest,” the company has upgraded its real-name verification system once a...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 12:20 am
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Why I Think Real Name Registration Hasn’t Really Affected Sina Weibo

We’ve done an awful lot of talking about weibo real-name registration here at Tech in Asia, because it’s both interesting and im...

  • April 16, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Sina, Tencent Weibo Punished for Spreading Rumors [UPDATED: All Comments Banned]

According to a Xinhua report from late Friday evening, a spokesman from China’s National Internet Information Office has announced tha...

  • March 31, 2012
  • at 1:22 am
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More Strange Things on Post-Real-Name Sina Weibo

As the realities of real-name regulation on Sina Weibo begin to set in, we thought we’d check in with an update to yesterday’s p...

  • March 19, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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March 16 Deadline is Here, Unregistered Accounts Still Posting on Weibo

Today is March 16. In other words, this is zero hour for microblog real-name registration in China, or at least it was supposed to be. Turns...

  • March 16, 2012
  • at 1:08 pm
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