Wednesday, August 9, 2017

China’s VPN ban exposes its citizens to cyber-attacks

Apple last week removed all virtual private network apps (VPNs) from the iTunes store in China. The Chinese government made VPNs illegal this year, and now it’s forcing tech companies to choose between honoring its censorship demands or not doing business there. China’s government has spent years trying to gain the upper hand against anti-state content. Officials blocked sites and banned content, they even built The Great Firewall. Citizens still found a way to access content the government censored. The easy way: using a VPN. The government turned to technology for answers, employing methods such as IP blocking. The efforts…

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