China tightens its control over the Internet

CNN has a story HERE on how China is cracking down on internet use.\"The Chinese government is taking new steps to control the content of Internet Web sites.

Under rules published in the People\'s Daily, Web sites are required to undergo security checks to make sure they aren\'t \"leaking state secrets.\"

The regulations appear to give authorities a powerful instrument of control over the Internet in the name of protecting sensitive government information.

\"All organizations and individuals are forbidden from releasing, discussing or transferring state secret information on bulletin boards, chat rooms or in Internet news groups,\" the State Bureau of Secrecy announced in the rules carried in the Communist Party\'s flagship daily.

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