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China Mobile Assures Subscribers of Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—CHINA

January 26, 2010

China Mobile, China's largest mobile communications service provider, is responding to allegations that it is filtering subscriber text messages in search of pornographic content by assuring the public that their privacy is safe, the Web site CIOL.com reports. Concerns over filtering and surveillance arose after China Mobile installed a filtering system designed as a hedge against "unhealthy" Web content. "The freedom and privacy of individual users enjoys legal protection," said Li Kang of China Mobile. "China Mobile will do its best to protect consumers' rights and interests strictly in line with the relevant laws and regulations."
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