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A Crackdown on Unfettered Internet Access Is Jeopardizing China’s Pro-Business Credentials

Another big political meeting, another crackdown on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) — the location-shifting software many in China use to access websites banned by its government, such as Facebook, YouTube and Google. 993 more words

China slaps LGBTQA++ propaganda onto the other side of the great firewall

In further efforts to show the world that the internet can be easily restricted, China has banned any content depicting a homosexual lifestyle.

While north America joined together to stand up for net neutrality, the eastern superpower stood up for almost the polar opposite. 177 more words

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China To Block VPNs From 2018

According to a report from BloombergChina will block VPN by next year. Which will highly reduce the number of people having access to the open web & help Communist party’s grip on power. 144 more words


China Said to Instruct Telcos to Block Access to VPN Networks

China’s government has told telecommunications carriers to block individuals’ access to virtual private networks by February 1, people familiar with the matter said, thereby shutting a major window to the global Internet. 423 more words

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News in brief: China tightens Great Firewall; student charged over DDoS attacks; health data posted online

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

China cracks down on VPNs

China has tightened its grip on the “Great Firewall” by shutting down a popular VPN app used by locals and visitors alike. 538 more words


China's Great Firewall: Fight or Flight?

Over the last decade, it has become more and more difficult to imagine life without media giants like Google, Facebook, or Youtube. Embedded in our cultures, they provide innovative platforms for comprehension, connection and entertainment. 873 more words


The Guardian: Chinese official calls for easing of internet censorship

Whoa! From The Guardian: Chinese official calls for easing of internet censorship. “China’s sprawling internet censorship regime is harming the country’s economic and scientific progress, a senior official has said in a rare public rebuke of longstanding Communist party policy. 38 more words

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