Popular VPN Returns After Month-Long Hiatus

By Ryan Gandolfo, January 10, 2019

0 0

Good news for VyprVPN users: the tech company’s virtual private networks are open for business after being blocked by the Great Firewall in early December.

According to a representative of Golden Frog, the company responsible for VyperVPN, the VyprVPN Technology team has been dealing with the “new blocking techniques implemented by the Great Firewall,” noting that service has been restored on “VyprVPN Windows, Android and Mac Apps.” While this comes as a relief to paid subscribers of the VPN service, it is worth noting other paid VPN services, such as ExpressVPN and Astrill, have remained in operation throughout this time. The iOS VyprVPN app is still blocked at press time.

A man in Guangdong was recently fined RMB1,000 by Chinese authorities for setting up and using an unauthorized VPN. Current Internet regulations in China state: “Computer information networks conducting direct international networking shall use the international access channels provided by the national public telecommunications networks of the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications.”

In 2017, the PRC’s top ecommerce platforms sold illegal VPNs on their platforms before the Cyberspace Administration of China asked the companies to carry out a “self-examination and correction.”

Files from Tristin Zhang

READ MORE: Over 50% of the World's Most Popular VPNs are Chinese Owned

[Cover image via Unsplash]

more news

English Teachers Left Without Pay After Training Centers Shuttered in China

Web International English appears to be finished in China.

This Day in History: The Death of China's Last Emperor

Puyi was only 3 years old when he sat on the 'Dragon Throne.'

This Day in History: China's First Man In Space

On this day in 2003, Yang Liwei endured a 21-and-a-half-hour flight, completing 14 orbits of the Earth

Monitor the Air You Breathe in China with This Handy App

AirVisual is the perfect go-to air quality-monitoring app – it tracks PM2.5, PM10, Ozone, NO2, CO2 and SO2.

China’s Rich List is Out, No Prizes for Guessing Who's Still on Top

Another year, another list of China’s wealthiest folks.

There are Great Deals at the Tuesday Night Camel Pub Quiz

Two main meals for RMB100 and happy hour all night!

How the NBA Captured China's Sporting Heart

A look back at the history of the NBA in China, and how the American basketball league soared in popularity in the Middle Kingdom.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.