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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…

censorship in china

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…

China Firewall

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…

Freedom on the Net 2017

VPN Use – and Restriction – On the Rise Around the World

Freedom on the Net 2017, Freedom House’s annual report that ranks Internet freedoms around the world, was released last week. The report revealed the alarming fact that Internet freedoms continued to decline for the seventh year in a row. This year’s report also…

Russia announces plan to outlaw VPNs.

Russia’s VPN Law Goes Into Effect, Impacts Use Of VPN Services

Russia’s VPN Law Russia’s proposed VPN law takes effect today. We knew this law was coming – it was signed earlier this year in July – as the country planned to implement the law to combat the spread of extremist materials online. While the law…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

US Senators Demand Answers on Apple Censorship in China

Update – December 1, 2017: Apple responded to Senators’ inquiry about their censorious actions in China last week. In a formal statement given by Apple’s VP of public policy, Cynthia Hogan, Apple explained that although they aren’t happy about complying with censorship in China the…

PureVPN revealed to be keeping logs.

Pure Lies: PureVPN’s “No Logs” Claims Invalidated By Recent FBI Case

News broke this week that VPN provider PureVPN is lying to consumers about how it keeps logs, specifically claiming it doesn’t log when it actually does. The story serves as an urgent reminder that research and common sense must be used in order to…

China Firewall

VyprVPN Service in China Restored After Latest Round of Blocking

The Chinese government began blocking VyprVPN connections via IP blocking, as well as targeting of iOS connections yesterday (October 4). As indicated by reports and commentary online, the latest round of censorship in the form of VPN blocking appears to be hitting many…

China Firewall

VyprVPN Bypasses Lastest China Blocks Quickly

China began blocking VPN providers again this morning, around 6:30am CST. Chinese customers were blocked from some of VyprVPN’s sites for about 2 hours, but we rolled out workarounds to restore service and were back up and running before 9am CST. This quick…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

VPN provider Hotspot Shield (owned by AnchorFree) is under attack for misleading marketing and mistreatment of user information. On August 7, advocacy group Center for Democracy and Technology filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing Hotspot Shield of engaging…