(Bloomberg) -- China plans to set up “network security offices” staffed by police inside major Internet companies, a move to strengthen the government’s grip on the world’s largest population of Web users.

The Ministry of Public Security will add police officers at “critical” companies to help boost defenses against cyber-attacks and fight criminal activity, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a ministry conference.

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