Chinese government begins registration owners computers and mobiles

Jan

31

2015

In the ‘rebellious’ region of Xinjiang have buyers from a mobile phone or a computer to register mandatory in government. According to Chinese authorities, the measure is intended to prevent “malicious information” and illegal activities.

The registration requirement applies to both new computer equipment and mobile phones as used equipment, as reports The Guardian. Hardware vendors in the Xinjiang province must upload the data of buyers to a database managed by the Chinese police. In addition, retailers must also install security cameras.

In addition to mandatory registration, the Chinese government has also banned the sale of unregistered SIM cards, as well as offering public wifi spots. Retailers must also show a public warning that the spread of hateful or terrorist content is strictly prohibited.

According to the Chinese government’s measures are needed to reduce the unrest in the region. It is unclear whether there are plans to also enter into other provinces of China’s measures.

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