China Requires App Developers to Register with Real Names

24 Jul 2014
by Reggie Pierce
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China Requires App Developers to Register with Real Names

Since more Chinese citizens browse the web on mobile devices than PCs, the authorities are looking to improve the integrity of app stores by cracking down on apps that serve viruses and pornographic content, which are both illegal in China.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced that in order to publish mobile apps, developers will be required to register with their real names.

Developers who break the rules will be placed in a blacklist database so app stores can prevent the publication of any further content from those individuals.

(Source: people.cn)

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