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Hong Kong’s SIM card registration plan aims to sow fear, distrust and self-censorship

Citing the need to curb crimes such as shopping scams, human trafficking and identity theft, Hong Kong’s government has announced plans to make buyers of prepaid SIM cards provide their real name and proof of identity, with false information punishable by 10 to 14 years in prison. This policy would also allow telecommunication companies to […]