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Smartphone users face more scrutiny as Beijing cracks down on apps

App stores and providers must establish users' identity while monitoring and reporting postings that contain banned content under new laws

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The regulations mark one of the most comprehensive efforts so far to oversee mobile applications, which are mushrooming in popularity alongside smartphone use.

Hong Kong

MORE than half a billion Chinese smartphone users face increased monitoring of their mobile app usage thanks to new laws targeting operators including Apple Inc.

App stores and providers must establish the identity of users, while monitoring and reporting postings that

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