Tag Archives: virtual private networks
- China adds more digital bricks to its ‘great firewall’
July 11, 2017
China’s online gamblers are facing fresh challenges as the country adds more digital bricks to its ‘great firewall.’ In January, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information announced a new crackdown on "disordered" internet activity in a bid to make it even more difficult for China’s netizens to access content the...
- Russia blocks Google over online gambling redirect
June 23, 2017
Russia’s telecom watchdog temporarily blocked access to Google’s search engine this week over links to a banned online gambling domain. On Thursday, many Russian internet users temporarily lost access to the Google.ru domain due to one of the search engine’s pages containing a redirect to an online gambling domain associated...
- Russia targets VPNs for allowing access to banned domains
April 21, 2017
Russia’s telecom watchdog is launching a fresh assault on the use of virtual private networks (VPN) to access forbidden websites. According to Russian media outlet Vedomosti, Russia’s Roskomnadzor telecom authority has been pressuring VPN services to restrict their users’ ability to access the tens of thousands of domains on the...
- China launches new crackdown on VPN use
January 24, 2017
China has launched a new campaign to combat unauthorized use of virtual private networks (VPN), the primary method by which Chinese punters access international online gambling sites. On Sunday, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a notice commemorating the start of a 14-month long program to “clean up”...
- BettingExpert exit Russia; did Opera’s built-in VPN rile censors?
November 24, 2016
Online sports betting affiliate BettingExpert has withdrawn from the Russian market after its website was blocked by the country’s communications watchdog. On Thursday, the Twitter account of BettingExpert’s Russian-language site announced that it was exiting Russia. The account said a full announcement would be released “in the coming days” but...
- 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...
AGTech inks online lottery deal with China’s Alipay
March 24, 2017
Huobi wants Chinese bitcoin users to explain source of funds
March 22, 2017