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“Chinese providers have VPN’s block’

“Chinese providers have VPN’s block’

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The Chinese government would providers require from February 2018 to virtual private networks (VPN) to block.

Reports that Bloomberg based on anonymous sources. The providers would have been notified of the imposed blockade.

China blocks all long time, a number of foreign websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Through a VPN to activate, Chinese internet users this blockage bypass. The Chinese government wants to counter this by the use of VPN’s to make it impossible.

China is the use of VPN’s already longer, by individual parties in the country to block. Recently had GreenVPN, for example, under duress suspend their activities. A lock carried by mobile providers would be on a larger scale VPN use can prevent.

The initiative focuses on VPNS used by ordinary internet users. Companies and educational institutions may still take a VPN to bet, if this government is registered.

Dark days

China expert Kaiser Kuo, who until last year worked as head of communication at the Chinese internet company Baidu, denounces the amendment on Facebook. He thinks that Chinese VPN users the blockade is not going to accept.

“The number of people in China use is very small, but very noisy”, he writes. “There are dark days.”

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