According to new documents recently released by Canadian government, emerging issues may include targeting the use of virtual private networks and website blocking. The document identifies a few issues, each likely to be exceptionally controversial. One of the issues involves the use of VPN for copyright infringing purposes. VPNs are widely used in corporate environments to ensure secure and safe communications and by a growing number of Internet users seeking technological tools to better protect their privacy online. The same technologies can be used to hide copyright infringing activity, however.
Many Canadian users noticed that asking to ban legal technologies because they can be used illegally is ridiculous! read more...
Internet usage in Qatar has skyrocketed, but Internet access is also heavily censored. The country’s filters primarily ban material that could be considered critical of Islam. Besides that, Qatar authorities restricted access to political criticism, dating services, sexual health resources, gay and lesbian content and etc. Access to social networking websites is limited. If you plan on travelling to Qatar, sign up for a VPN before you go to acccess your favorite websites in Qatar, and prevent your activity from being monitored. read more...comments: 0
The Russian state telecommunication agency has blocked popular Telegram Messenger. Telegram is ranked in top 3 of the most popular online messengers in Russia and it has 200 million users worldwide.
According to several reports, Telegram didn’t provide keys to its encryption service to Russia’s Federal Security Service. That was leading to read more...
China VPN ban came into effect on March 31, 2018 but Trust.Zone VPN still working in China with no issues for 95% chinese customers. read more...comments: 0
Blogging service Medium is not available in China anymore – according to recent reports. Majority of Medium users in China confirmed that Medium has been blocked by Great Firewall in China. Experts suppose that the main reason is a recent Medium update, allowing publishers to host their content on the site. It means the blogs that may have previously been banned in the region to become available to internet users in China. A few days ago, Time and The Economist were also blocked by Chinese authorities. The websites were blocked as a result of recently published articles about China.read more...comments: 0
Virtual private networks (VPN) could be blocked under new copyright and privacy law being considered by the Senate in Australia.
It may affect a lot of Australian users who used VPN service to unblock websites and bypass geo restrictions. The high increase in VPN usage is happening because Australians are becoming tracked from government agencies online more often every day.read more...comments: 0
Portugal became a world leader in pirate site blocking in 2016-2017. Back in summer 2015, Portugal’s government agency signed a memorandum of understanding between copyright owners and Internet service providers, and by now Portugal has already blocked 330 websites and is not going to stop. read more...comments: 0
The Chinese authorities has two major ways to control what Chinese internet users see on the internet: “The Great Firewall” - the system of restricting access to popular websites and services like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Gmail, YouTube and etc. and “Golden Shield Project” - the system of censorship which blocks “unfriendly” incoming traffic and data from outside of China. read more...comments: 0
UAE Internet Filtering and Censorship focused on politically sensitive material, some social networking services, all Israeli domains, religiously sensitive websites, dating, and pornography. Besides that, all VoIP services like Skype, Viber, Whatsapp and other SIP bases services blocked. Parts of Wikipedia, social networking websites hi5, Friendster and many other are also blocked. If you plan on travelling to Dubai or other UAE’s city, sign up for a VPN before you go to access your favorite websites and services in UAE, and prevent your online activity from being monitored by UAE authorities. read more...comments: 0
Online censorship takes many forms. Government agencies may block regular foreign e-mail services in order to enforce citizens to use government e-mail that can be easily tracked. Companies may prevent employees from visiting Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. Campuses may restrict access to social networoks and etc read more...comments: 0