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(Daily Mail)   China now forcing EVERY internet user to register their real name in new free speech crackdown   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 152
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2012-12-28 07:47:08 PM  
I don't think that word means what you think it means...
 
2012-12-28 07:47:56 PM  
images.wikia.com
doh...
 
2012-12-28 07:52:00 PM  
Yeah gee, it used to be such a free-thinkers paradise there.
 
2012-12-28 08:36:31 PM  
Good.  I'm sick of trolls who hide behind fictitious personalities and spew garbage.  I can say this, since I am the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation and you are all poor and smelly liberals.  Lol.  Get stenched, nerds.
 
2012-12-28 08:51:07 PM  
Didn't the GOP suggest the same thing for Americans?
 
2012-12-28 09:21:16 PM  

JerkyMeat: Didn't the GOP suggest the same thing for Americans?


Suggest? That's what the Mission Accomplished sign actually meant. It was an inside joke.
 
2012-12-28 09:32:55 PM  
Good luck.  My real name IS sexygrrl69
 
2012-12-28 10:03:55 PM  

Chariset: Good luck.  My real name IS sexygrrl69


Wanna cuddle?  There's a basketball thread at the top of the Sports Tab right now.  No one will see us there.
 
2012-12-28 10:14:09 PM  

some_beer_drinker: I don't think that word means what you think it means...


Which word?
 
2012-12-28 10:16:30 PM  

fusillade762: some_beer_drinker: I don't think that word means what you think it means...

Which word?


the free speech part
 
2012-12-28 11:25:11 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Good.  I'm sick of trolls who hide behind fictitious personalities and spew garbage.  I can say this, since I am the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation and you are all poor and smelly liberals.  Lol.  Get stenched, nerds.


You're probably trolling, but you do realize that this is being done so that it'll be easier for corrupt government officials to retaliate against people who expose their crimes don't you?
 
2012-12-28 11:46:37 PM  

some_beer_drinker: fusillade762: some_beer_drinker: I don't think that word means what you think it means...

Which word?

the free speech part


So being able to round up and arrest people who criticize the government on the internet isn't cracking down on free speech?
 
2012-12-28 11:46:47 PM  
FTFA:   Weibo users quickly reacted with fury to the changes.

They spend too much time with that Weibo anyway.
 
2012-12-28 11:46:55 PM  
I wonder if " Mr. Lee " was taken?
 
2012-12-28 11:58:36 PM  
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Funny because also in US speech is not anonymous to government, if someone cares enough to look, or anyone else with subpoena power.
 
2012-12-29 12:11:47 AM  
The measure would require service providers to ask users to provide their real names and other identifying information if they want to post information publicly or sign up for access to the internet and telephone services, Xinhua said.

Isn't that basically how it works in America?  You try signing up for an ISP or phone company without providing your name and billing address.
 
2012-12-29 12:18:16 AM  

serial_crusher: Isn't that basically how it works in America? You try signing up for an ISP or phone company without providing your name and billing address.


You see. We warned you libtards that Obama was a communist.
 
2012-12-29 12:24:59 AM  
looks like subby doesn't understand what a free speech crackdown is.
 
2012-12-29 12:29:38 AM  

Makh: FTFA:   Weibo users quickly reacted with fury to the changes.

They spend too much time with that Weibo anyway.


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2012-12-29 12:55:58 AM  

serial_crusher: The measure would require service providers to ask users to provide their real names and other identifying information if they want to post information publicly or sign up for access to the internet and telephone services, Xinhua said.

Isn't that basically how it works in America?  You try signing up for an ISP or phone company without providing your name and billing address.


They can always use a Virtual Private Netwok.
 
2012-12-29 01:27:27 AM  
How Orwellian of them.
 
2012-12-29 01:45:20 AM  

fusillade762: So being able to round up and arrest people who criticize the government on the internet isn't cracking down on free speech?


You have to have free speech before you can have a crackdown on free speech.
 
2012-12-29 01:49:23 AM  
A few million people on Weibo and Baidu will probably register as Jia Jun Peng (贾君鹏), who has a mother that wants them to come home for dinner.

/obscure Chinese internet meme
//the River Crabs won't get the joke
 
2012-12-29 02:14:54 AM  
i'm sort of expecting the GOP to try to push this sort of legislation here in the US.
 
2012-12-29 03:00:23 AM  

Weaver95: i'm sort of expecting the GOP to try to push this sort of legislation here in the US.


They already is.
 
2012-12-29 03:05:10 AM  

Weaver95: i'm sort of expecting the GOP to try to push this sort of legislation here in the US.


The Party of Limited Governmental OversightTM? No.
 
2012-12-29 03:09:00 AM  

doglover: Weaver95: i'm sort of expecting the GOP to try to push this sort of legislation here in the US.

They already is.


Except it's President Obama

House Republicans urge Obama not to issue cybersecurity order
 
2012-12-29 04:08:52 AM  
we need to arm them with teachers
 
2012-12-29 04:56:20 AM  

Paris1127: A few million people on Weibo and Baidu will probably register as Jia Jun Peng (贾君鹏), who has a mother that wants them to come home for dinner.

/obscure Chinese internet meme
//the River Crabs won't get the joke


I had to look that up. I thought "River Crab" might have been funny slang for something, but it's sad slang for the fact that the word for censorship is censored.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_crab_(Internet_slang)

 What is it about Communist (at least in name) governments that they're so farking insecure about keeping their people in line? The simplification of their language by editing the characters down was like "newspeak" in 1984.
 
2012-12-29 05:21:30 AM  
MadSkillz: Paris1127: A few million people on Weibo and Baidu will probably register as Jia Jun Peng (贾君鹏), who has a mother that wants them to come home for dinner.

/obscure Chinese internet meme
//the River Crabs won't get the joke

I had to look that up. I thought "River Crab" might have been funny slang for something, but it's sad slang for the fact that the word for censorship is censored.


The censorship is pervasive, but Chinese internet users are some of the most advanced because of it: ever heard of the human flesh search engine? And satire is not impossible, because, at least phonetically, due to the different tones used, Chinese can be a good language for wordplay. So "Cao Ni Ma" using the pronunciation "Cǎo Ní Mǎ" is "Grass Mud Horse," but using the pronunciation  "Cào nǐ mā" is "fark your mother."
 
2012-12-29 06:09:12 AM  
What's the Chinese equivalent of Weedlord Bonerhitler?

Or maybe Gene Masseth
 
2012-12-29 06:10:42 AM  
I am Sparticus.
 
2012-12-29 06:14:14 AM  
Isn't the Brits doing the same thing?
 
2012-12-29 06:14:15 AM  
I'm typing this from a small work factory dorm. I made 4360 iPhones today and feel suicidal.
Taking away my internet privileges like trolling or making disparaging remarks about the government will not make me any happier.
I hear we'll be making another version of the iPad soon. YipeeYay. I'm so privileged.

: (

But anyway, how about them Muslim rapists in India?! Religion of Peace, hahaha!
 
2012-12-29 06:17:02 AM  
We need to arm these people.

img.thesun.co.uk
 
2012-12-29 06:17:40 AM  
In what sense is this surprising, unexpected or inconsistent?

Enjoy your products. The blood wipes away with a little Mr. Clean.
 
2012-12-29 06:17:48 AM  
why are fark liberals so ignorant that they say Republicans are pushing for this in america when it's their own messiah doing it?

Fark liberals are the most ignorant farkers on the internet
 
2012-12-29 06:21:30 AM  
So, if a Chinese registry of internet users is a precursor to a crack down on free speech, what is a Fienstien gun ban that requires owners of legally purchased and owned weapons to register them?
 
2012-12-29 06:23:04 AM  
Oh those silly, authoritarian Chinese!

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook:

"I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away," she said during a panel discussion on social media hosted Tuesday evening by Marie Claire magazine. "People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. ... I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors."

Eric Schmidt, Google:

Speaking on a panel at the event, Schmidt argued that anonymity on the Internet is dangerous. "In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you," he said.

Schmidt took the stance that governments may eventually put an end to anonymity. "We need a [verified] name service for people," he said. "Governments will demand it."

Farkers love and hate the Chinese, as they love and hate themselves.
 
2012-12-29 06:27:03 AM  

MadSkillz: What is it about Communist (at least in name) governments that they're so farking insecure about keeping their people in line? The simplification of their language by editing the characters down was like "newspeak" in 1984.


Simple. Their legitimacy, as a government, is that the people are happy, and things are improving.

So, the people are happy, and things are improving.

No matter what.

Anger tends to lead to riots here in China, too.
 
2012-12-29 06:27:37 AM  
China is and always will be a shiathole until they fix this infatuation with controlling the internet.
 
2012-12-29 06:32:57 AM  
The Chinese can do whatever the Chinese want so long as the crazy stays on their side of the line.
What scares me is people like Feinstein and company take notes from them because these things sound like good ideas in their warped little minds.

/mark my words, registration is coming this way too.
/its gonna be part of some "save the children" act that sneaks through before a holiday.
 
2012-12-29 06:34:23 AM  

JerkyMeat: Didn't the GOP suggest the same thing for Americans?


this.

and enjoy your "internet freedom" while it lasts kiddies.
it's on it's way here too.

oh i see the post above...
 
2012-12-29 06:34:41 AM  

MadSkillz: What is it about Communist (at least in name) governments that they're so farking insecure about keeping their people in line? The simplification of their language by editing the characters down was like "newspeak" in 1984.


Actually, to put it another way: These types of governments manage their people.

Just like how your typical corporation has rules saying that you can't badmouth the boss and keep your job (your livelihood).
 
2012-12-29 06:35:15 AM  
Amazing! Korea just went the opposite way this year. You used to have to have a Korean ID number to access a number of web sites or make comments. They just eliminated that requirement about 6 months ago.
 
2012-12-29 06:36:18 AM  

tortilla burger: China Corrupt Governments is are and always will be a shiatholes until they fix this infatuation with controlling the internet populace via a police state.


ftfy
 
2012-12-29 06:39:34 AM  
Mike_LowELL: Good.  I'm sick of trolls who hide behind fictitious personalities and spew garbage.  I can say this, since I am the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation and you are all poor and smelly liberals.  Lol.  Get stenched, nerds.

How many years did you serve? If you aren't a green beret seal 9/11 victim and holocaust survivor and ww2 vet who fought and died so that aholes like you have the right to spew that kind of garbage then you should just shut the hell up and let those of us who earned it speak. Semper Fictus!
 
2012-12-29 06:39:43 AM  

doglover: Weaver95: i'm sort of expecting the GOP to try to push this sort of legislation here in the US.

They already is.


One of these days you're going to figure out that the people in power on the left, such as Obama, Pelosi, and the like are not the same as the rank and file liberal on the left.

And almost without exception, when the people in power on the left are left unchecked they will push through massive government control of everything because its "what's best" for "everyone" and by "everyone" they mean them and by "what's best" they mean control of the money.
 
2012-12-29 06:40:55 AM  
Left, Right, Democracy, Dictatorship, doesn't matter. Politicians are naturally paranoid in the same way dogs lick their balls.
 
2012-12-29 06:41:03 AM  
Haliburton Cummings: tortilla burger: China Corrupt Governments is are and always will be a shiatholes until they fix this infatuation with controlling the internet populace via a police state.

ftfy

you must be the gothiest goth in your whole clan. the wage slaves at cinnabon just don't understand.
 
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