Monday, July 24, 2017

China’s VPN crusade is crippling universities’ ability to do proper research

China’s ridiculous censorship laws are now chipping away at scientists’ ability to rely on outside sources in their academic pursuits. Commonly referred to as the Great Firewall, China has become notorious for its nationwide internet censorship which renders popular global platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google absolutely inaccessible to local netizens. But while individuals whose work depends on the aforementioned services have been able to resort to various VPN offerings to circumvent draconian regulations, the government has gradually been pushing to shut down such solutions – and this practice is now threatening universities’ ability to do proper research. The South…

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