• Jun 11, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

The coming Pakistan VPN ban: PTA sets deadline for VPN users to register by June 30th

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has issued a reminder that all VPN users need to register their VPN tunnel with their internet service provider (ISP) by June 30th, 2020. This marks an escalation of the PTA’s ongoing war against VPN use, which they consider to be harmful to the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) … Continue reading “The coming Pakistan VPN ban: PTA sets deadline for VPN users to register by June 30th”

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  • Sep 7, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong

*** UPDATE – 9/11/2019 – we have been able to successfully unblock our servers in Hong Kong, and our VPN is working well there currently. See: “Private Internet Access No Longer Blocked in Hong Kong” for details. -Chris M *** Private Internet Access’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) is being blocked in Hong Kong. Last week, … Continue reading “As protesters march on, Private Internet Access VPN has been blocked in Hong Kong”

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Chinese government denies plans to block personal use of VPN in China

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that China was in the process of blocking VPN in China by February 1st, 2018. Inside sources told Bloomberg that state-owned internet service providers (ISPs) in China, namely China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom which together serve more than 1.35 billion subscribers, were told to block access to personal VPNs, or virtual … Continue reading “Chinese government denies plans to block personal use of VPN in China”

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  • Jul 10, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News,

Great Firewall of China: Chinese government orders ISPs to block personal VPN use by February 1st

The Great Firewall of China is being bolstered in the coming months – increasing censorship for over a billion internet users. According to Bloomberg, the Chinese government has told state-owned internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunication providers to block access to personal virtual private networks (VPNs) by February 1st, 2018. How they will technically accomplish … Continue reading “Great Firewall of China: Chinese government orders ISPs to block personal VPN use by February 1st”

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