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Aug 06, 2017
As VPNs come under scanner, internet users in China fear further restrictions in web accessMillions of people are estimated to use VPNs to bypass Chinese internet restrictions, getting access to blocked websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Aug 02, 2017
Apple will have to toe govt line to overcome increased competition and dropping revenues in ChinaApple CEO Tim Cook has come out in defence of the company’s stand on removing major virtual private network (VPN) apps from its App Store in China.
Aug 01, 2017
Apple is putting more efforts in the Chinese market as smartphone share takes a dipApple's China revenues have stalled, falling for a fifth straight quarter in January-March, when sales grew in every other region.
Jul 21, 2017
China plans to upgrade Great Firewall with crackdown on VPNs and similar toolsThe latest moves come after dozens of popular China-based VPNs have been shut down in recent weeks, and there have been rolling attacks on overseas VPNs.
Jul 18, 2017
WhatsApp users in China report service disruption sparking fear of censorshipWhatsApp users in China on Tuesday reported problems with the messaging app, sparking fears that the service could have been blocked by authorities.
Nov 20, 2016
China calls for more strict regulations on the internet citing terrorism and fake newsChinese officials and business leaders speaking at the third World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen last week called for more rigid cyber governance, pointing to the ability of militants to organise online and the spread of false news items during the recent U.S. election as signs cyberspace had become dangerous and unwieldy.
Nov 07, 2016
China adopts controversial cyber security law amidst opposition from foreign businesses and right groupsChina adopted a controversial cybersecurity law on Monday to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, although the law has triggered concern from foreign business and rights groups.
Apr 19, 2016
Twitter's new China Chief was a watcher on the Great FirewallKathy Chen, Twitter's managing director for China, built internet filtering products along with Beijing's ministry of public security
Aug 11, 2015
Step aside, India! The real moral police is here: China bans 120 ‘obscene’ songsChina's Ministry of Culture has released a blacklist of 120 songs that "trumpet obscenity, violence, crime or harm social morality," and ordered website administrators to remove them from their sites
Feb 27, 2015
China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accountsSome of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said.