Posts Tagged: real name

China ecommerce

New regulations force China’s e-stores to offer hassle-free, 7-day product returns

All e-commerce sites operating in China must soon offer hassle-free seven-day product returns to their customers. This new regulation from C...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 2:16 pm
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In Thailand, it’s time to stop online anonymity in political activism

Over the past several weeks in Thailand, there has been no news hotter than the ongoing public protests against a recent proposed bill in Pa...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Beijing gets serious about real-name registration, old numbers no longer exempt

China has required real-name registration when users buy phones for years now, but nobody seemed to take the requirements all that seriously...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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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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China real name internet law

China Approves Law Requiring Real Name Web Access

As was suspected might happen earlier this week, authorities in China have approved a law requiring ‘real name’ registration in ...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 4:37 pm
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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 Weibo’s New Credit System is Just a Number-Crunching Way to Ban Loose-Lipped Users

Sina Weibo’s new points-based ‘credit’ system is now live, representing a new sort of user contract in which microbloggers...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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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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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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WeChat authentication, zombie followers for sale on Taobao

Verified accounts on Tencent’s chat app WeChat are supposed to be trustworthy. Tencent verifies each application for an “open pl...

  • September 5, 2013
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Facebook login Great Firewall

Censorship, external authentication, and other social media lessons from China’s Great Firewall

Late last month, Sina Weibo announced that it would be allowing international users to register via Facebook. However, as Weibo largely fail...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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chinese law

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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China internet law legalizes censorship

China’s New Internet Law Legalizes Deletion of “Illegal” Content, Bad News for Sina Weibo

China’s tightened internet controls were passed into law earlier today. As well as requiring broadband and mobile internet providers to ha...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 7:38 pm
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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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Sina Admits to Investors It Has Failed to Implement Real Name Policy on Weibo

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), which runs the popular Twitter-like, 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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