China Censors/Forbids Mobile Texting Messages
Posted 1/29/10
BEIJING — As the Chinese government expands what it calls a campaign against pornography, cellular companies in Beijing and Shanghai have been told to suspend text services to cellphone users who are found to have sent messages with “illegal or unhealthy content, such as pornography” state-run news media reported Tuesday.

China Mobile, one of the nation’s largest cellular providers, reported that text messages would automatically be scanned for “key words” provided by the police, according to China Daily, a state-controlled English-language newspaper. Messages will be deemed “unhealthy” if they violate undisclosed criteria established by the central government, the newspaper said.

Source:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/world/20text.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y


That will teach the people in china! No more texting porno stories to your friends!
Posted 1/29/10
.....meh. it still won't stop them from finding other ways to send disgusting material to each other.
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still got ASCII art =D
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Posted 1/29/10
Note that the statement is "illegal or unhealthy content, such as pornography", but "illegal or unhealthy content" can easily be expanded to "criticism of the government" (and most likely has been).

As with a certain Middle Eastern Nation, you criticize the government at your own risk.

Posted 1/29/10
They need to stop underage kids in the States for texting pornographic stuff.
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Posted 1/30/10
What else is new? Censorship of this level is nothing new in China
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Posted 1/30/10
yeah that'll show them...
Posted 1/30/10
Wow, invasion of privacy much?
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Chinese doods, leave me your number. I'll text you my boob pic. Let's see if they'll get me from there!
Also a mesage with "I owned Mao three times" would have an amazing impact!
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Posted 1/30/10

Maou068 wrote:

What else is new? Censorship of this level is nothing new in China


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Posted 1/30/10
They still have the internet, so the Government loses.
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choclate28 wrote:

Wow, invasion of privacy much?


Definitely yes.
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Posted 1/30/10
Kind of old news, unofficially, anyway. I guess now they're being more up front in talking about it.
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Posted 1/30/10
wow pretty harsh........at least that will stop pedos
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