China’s Great Firewall Gets Tougher as Popular VPN Shut Down

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  1. Minimalist

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  2. mirimir

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    OK, but can't one just use generic apps with other VPN services?
     
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    Maybe if government doesn't blacklist VPN servers domains and IPs.
     
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    True. But VPN services can use bridges/obfuscation just like Tor does.
     
  5. Palancar

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    We have many thousands of users going straight through that firewall without a hitch on several vpn providers.
     
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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/11/russia_china_vpns_tor_browser/
     
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    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...sing-tools-to-bypass--great-firewall--9097148
     
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    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/APFN_AS_CHINA_INTERNET_CRACKDOWN
     
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    I'm curious what protection Chinese businesses would have, say when their employees were doing business via wifi etc or on other unsecured networks?
     
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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawo...rs-shame-tim-cook-over-apple-vpn-ban-in-china
     
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    Man in China sentenced to five years' jail for running VPN | World news | The Guardian
     
  15. reasonablePrivacy

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    I think it is legal in China to run VPN inside country and you register it to authorities.
     
  16. mirimir

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    If I were living in China, why would I want to use a Chinese VPN service?
     
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    If it would been in-house VPN service run by department of company, it should be enough to protect assets of this company.
    Not enough to surf freely whole Internet, but it should be enough to protect this company, at least for most cases.
    It's not defense of whole concept of China's Great Firewall. People should have free access to all Internet. I am only stating that Chinese businesses are not in so terrible position.
     
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    @reasonablePrivacy - Yes, but as you said, they'd get government approval.

    I was referring to commercial VPN services like the one out of Jiangsu.
     
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    China Stops SD-WANs Cold…Until You Register
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    https://www.sd-wan-experts.com/blog/china-stops-sd-wans-cold-register/
     
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    How To Surf China's Internet Freely Despite The Latest Ban
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  21. mirimir

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    Damn, I'm glad that I'm not living in China. Or in Russia, for that matter.
     
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    What about when SpaceX gets its global satellite service up and running? SpaceX will block access to China at first but once it has been up and running and becomes the primary internet access for billions of people all over the world it will be a different story. A single mouse click could turn on uncensored internet access to all of China. Would this become the ultimate cyber weapon aimed at China? Would China build a weapon system designed to kill the satellites?
     
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    They already have that capability. But I doubt that they'd go after US satellites. Or that the US would put them in that position.
     
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    I wouldn't be so sure about that. This technology genie is out of the bottle and full throttle and nations are always discovering new ways to silence and mute or at the very least disrupt what some now consider an invasion to their own security.

    Stay closely tuned because they now have the means to shut the stuff down when it becomes what they consider threatening to their respective peoples. Whichever way that goes, good or bad. Works both ways depending on how one sees it from their positions of authority.
     
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