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The Inextricable Connection Between Surveillance and Censorship

We’ve been writing about extreme censorship in China for quite some time now. But something we’ve talked less about is how censorship is coupled with another, equally concerning, rights issue – surveillance. What is Surveillance? Surveillance is defined by Merriam-Webster as “close watch…

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VPN Ban Deadline Arrives – and Passes – and VPNs are Still Accessible in China

China’s VPN ban was to take effect on February 1, 2018. Yet, after much discussion and to-do, the date has come and gone with no VPN ban in place. We are happy to report that VPNs do not appear to have been banned…

VyprVPN Remains Accessible In Latest Round of OpenVPN Blocking in China

China started blocking the OpenVPN protocol again today, in their latest round of VPN-related blocking. VyprVPN users connecting out of China can switch to any other VyprVPN protocol to successfully connect, and we recommend switching to our proprietary Chameleon protocol which effectively defeats VPN blocking…

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As China’s VPN Ban Looms, Here’s What to Expect

By now you’ve likely heard about China’s all too scary VPN ban, slated to take effect on February 1, 2018 – or this Thursday. While we won’t know for sure what’s in store until the date hits, based upon news reports and previous…

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Is China Destroying Mobile Devices with VPNs Installed?

Twitter was buzzing last weekend with a “wild story” out of China involving censorship, VPNs and an unexplainably inoperable iPhone. A Destroyed iPhone A Twitter user by the name of Comrade Balding shared a story about a friend’s iPhone and how it mysteriously…

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China Increased Censorship Last Year, and The Impact is Clear

Continually Increasing Censorship Censorship in China unquestionably increased over the past year, as the country aggressively tightened their control over the Internet. In 2017 China introduced a great deal of new legislation and blocked additional sites and services to further restrict online access….

Iran Increases Internet Censorship, Blocks Social Media and Messaging App

Internet censorship in Iran continues to decline this year, as the notoriously restrictive country (Iran is repeatedly ranked “not free” in Freedom on the Net’s yearly report) blocked two communications platforms in January. Citizens of Iran took to the streets earlier this month…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

Apple’s Appeasement of the Chinese is History Repeating Itself

Following up on our ongoing battle for an uncensored, free and open Internet, China continues to enlist American companies in assisting their unjust and oppressive practice of silencing critics who challenge the status quo by removing any free and uncensored platform to information. Last…

China Blocks OpenVPN, VyprVPN Remains Accessible

China started blocking the OpenVPN protocol today around 2:30am CST,  in their latest round of VPN-related blocking. VyprVPN users connecting out of China can switch to any other VyprVPN protocol to successfully connect, and we recommend switching to our proprietary Chameleon protocol which effectively defeats…

Article Claims China Will Block VPNs This Week, Causing Confusion

A recent Network World article claims China is planning to block SD-WAN and VPN traffic imminently this Friday, January 11. Specifically, the article states China will require ISPs to block access to ports commonly used for website traffic until users register with their ISP. At this time, I can report that VyprVPN is operating normally and accessible in China. We have seen…