December 25th, 2011
07:04 AM ET

Report: Marriage database raises privacy concerns among Chinese

China is launching a national online marriage database to fight bigamy, a move that has raised concerns among millions of Chinese about protection of privacy.

The Chinese government's announcement that it plans to make the database available next year comes amid reports last week that hackers gained access to the personal information of 6 million users of the China Software Developer Network, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

The hacking triggered widespread panic in China, and some Chinese citizens raised questions about the safety of the anticipated marriage database, Xinhua said.

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  1. Billy Joe Ray Bob

    Them Chinee don' need no privacy livin ass to elbows like thet! Why they all sit together and cause earthquakes!
    Does a earthquake need privacy? Hell naw!

    December 26, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ banasy:
    In Old Testament times, Israel WAS all of the People of God. (Not worshipers of Baal or any other idols.)
    In the time of Mendelssohn's ELIJAH, "Israel," had become the followers of the Judeo-Christian God all over the world.
    That's to banasy if she wrote the question.
    Perhaps my buddy "Trinity" wrote it to me.
    Guten Morgen, Hagen, and 'hi there, Faux Ellis. How's your Moms?
    We're off to see the Wizard...

    December 26, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Roughneck:
    I tip for pizza deliveries.

    December 26, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
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