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Net users in Belarus may soon have to register.

Cwix (1671282) writes | more than 4 years ago

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Cwix (1671282) writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34633201/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

MINSK, Belarus — Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts and special services.

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