Posts Tagged ‘junk calls’

China demands ID from all buyers of mobile phone numbers

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I’m not sure what I think about this one … on one hand, junk calls are definitely bad, but on the other hand, China’s record on human rights isn’t exactly terrific either.

Government says it hopes junk will be sunk by rules on new numbers, but critics fear more monitoring of citizens

China began requiring identification from anyone buying a new mobile phone number today in what it says is a bid to stamp out junk messages.

But critics say the move gives the government a new tool for monitoring its citizens.