Tag Archives: VPN
- 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...
- 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Online sports betting affiliate BettingExpert has withdrawn from the Russian market after its website was blocked by the country’s communications watchdog.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...
- 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...
- Russia seeks new ways to block access to internet sites it doesn’t like
February 11, 2015
Russia is seeking ever more restrictive ways of preventing its citizens from accessing forbidden internet sites, including online gambling operators. At a Feb. 5 appearance at the Infoforum 2015 national IT security conference in Moscow, a top Russian official declared war on anonymity over the internet, including the use of...
Russian betting industry icon Oleg Zhuravsky dies suddenly
March 17, 2017
Russia blocks Google over online gambling redirect
June 23, 2017
Bitcoin touches $1,300 mark on Poloniex, Bitfinex
April 21, 2017
Marathon launch Russian-licensed sports betting site
July 21, 2017