China Targets Virtual Private Networks In Censorship Push
The Chinese government acknowledged this week it is targeting virtual private networks as it tightens its censorship of China's Internet traffic.By Evan Thomas | January 30, 2015
China has ramped up its Internet filtering to quash the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs.
Earlier this week the Chinese government acknowledged its official role in the crackdown and suggested there was more censorship to come.
VPNs allow users to create private connections to other computers through the public Internet. Users in China were able to circumvent some of the country's restrictions on Internet access. (Video via Bloomberg)