Big Brother grows up

Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s latest measure to reinforce surveillance of Internet café users, who will henceforth have to have their mugshot taken and their ID card swiped by a Customer Registration Device to be installed in all of Beijing’s estimated 1,500 Internet cafés by the end of the year.

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