Tag Archives: great firewall
- Architect of China’s Great Firewall a closet VPN fan but new crackdown looms
April 8, 2016
The digital architect of China’s ‘great firewall’ was publicly embarrassed this week after he was forced to use a forbidden tool to access a website during a public lecture. Earlier this week, Hong Kong media reported that Fang Binxing, who is credited with helping institute the filters that prevent Chinese...
- China’s cyberpolice cancelling mobile service for using virtual private networks
November 27, 2015
Gamblers in China who access international online gambling sites using virtual private networks (VPN) could find their telecom service cancelled and reconnecting would require a visit to the local police station. This week, the New York Times reported that an unknown number of residents in China’s Xinjiang region had their...
- Thailand proposes ‘great firewall’ to police internet content
September 28, 2015
Thailand’s government is denying reports that it plans to introduce a Chinese-style ‘great firewall’ to block objectionable internet content, including international online gambling sites. Last week, word surfaced that Thai authorities were planning to create a single entry point for international internet traffic, through which all existing gateway facilities would...
- China bent on ‘cleaning the internet,’ including hongbao online gambling
August 18, 2015
China has arrested over 15k individuals as part of its new program to ‘clean the internet’ of criminal activity. On Tuesday, Chinese police announced the detentions, which they said were the result of crimes that “jeopardized internet security.” Police declined to specify over what time period these individuals had been...
- GREAT MOMENTS IN CENSORSHIP: China blocks virtual private networks
December 28, 2012
China is renowned for its antipathy toward any form of gambling – be it land-based or online – that mainland residents might attempt to enjoy outside of Macau’s city limits. The imminent once-a-decade changeover in Communist Party leadership has brought with it cryptic warnings about a renewed effort to combat...
- Singapore loves Zynga Poker; Zynga Chinese mainland launch; China war on WiFi
August 3, 2011
Money Online Global (MOL), a Malaysian-based company that sells a virtual currency (MOLPoints) used to purchase social network game credits, sold US $600m worth of game cards in Southeast Asia in 2010. MOL says its customers in Singapore spend more than customers in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines,...
AGTech inks online lottery deal with China’s Alipay
March 24, 2017
Zynga buy four Harpan Solitaire games for $42.5m
March 17, 2017
China only pretending to fight bitcoin
September 12, 2017