The gov't is mulling regulations that would require all Internet users to verify their identities, state run media reported. Earlier this year it put in place a real-name requirement for those who want to post on social networks; it has allowed others to browse those networks and other sites without verifying their names. U.S.-traded shares of Sina (SINA), which runs microblogging service Weibo.com, fell 1.6%. Search engine Baidu (BIDU) dropped 2%, while rival Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU) fell a fraction.
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