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China just made VPNs illegal - Engadget

Chinese authorities block access to big-name websites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and numerous others, and to thwart these restrictions, many residents on the mainland use virtual private networks. Starting this week, that could be a crime. Use ...and more »

China aims to close holes in its firewall by banning VPNs -

The Chinese firewall severely limits the internet access of the 731 million people in the country that use it, blocking thousands of sites including Facebook, Twitter, the New York Times and Reuters. Yet anyone with basic knowledge of VPNs can still ...and more »

China tightens Great Firewall by declaring unauthorised VPN services illegal - South China Morning Post

Beijing has launched a 14-month nationwide campaign against unauthorised internet connections, including virtual private network (VPN) services, which allow users to bypass the country's infamous “Great Firewall”. A notice released by the Ministry of ...and more »

China fortifies Great Firewall with crackdown on VPNs - CNNMoney

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced a 14-month "clean up" of internet access services, which includes a crackdown on virtual private networks, or VPNs. The new regulations require VPN services to obtain government ...and more »

China cracks down on VPNs, making it harder to circumvent Great Firewall - The Guardian

Some 171 out of 1,000 of the world's top websites are blocked, including Google. Photograph: Sinopix/Rex. Technology. China cracks down on VPNs, making it harder to circumvent Great Firewall. A 14-month government 'cleanup' of internet access services ...and more »

China's Great Firewall to crack down on unofficial VPNs – state-approved net connections only - The Register

The Chinese government has started an 18-month crackdown that will require all VPN providers to seek government approval for their activities if they want to stay in business. The news, announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ...and more »

What Does China's VPN Ban Really Mean? - Forbes

Leonhard Weese , Contributor I cover information security, privacy and Bitcoin. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a virtual, encrypted connection through which your data travels over the ...and more »

China Just Made VPNs Illegal for Internet Users - Futurism

To “strengthen cyberspace information security management,” China is banning the unapproved use of virtual private network (VPN) services until March 31, 2018. This ban further restricts Chinese citizens' access to information at a time when such ...and more »

China cracks down on 'unauthorized' VPNs - ZDNet

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-09-08- Wikimedia Commons. The Chinese government has launched a fresh campaign to take down and control censorship-thwarting software including virtual private networks (VPNs) which can be used to break the country's ...and more »

An initiative to “clean up” China's internet will make it even harder to jump the Great Firewall - Quartz

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which oversees regulation of the internet, published a notice (link in Chinese) on Sunday that points to a possible crackdown on virtual private networks (VPN), the primary tool that internet ...and more »