Kina vill ha bort VPN-applikationer från applikationsbutiker


Starting July 1, the official Android and Apple App stores will no longer allow Chinese users to download the VPN apps that Chinese people rely upon in order to get around the Great Firewall of China, which censors information in China and surveils Chinese peoples’ use of the net.

VPNs are banned in China, unless they register with the government and escrow their keys, enabling state surveillance and censorship of VPN users’ internet access. But a collection of extremely popular apps have flauted this rule, providing an easy way of circumventing the Great Firewall.

Det är en stor vecka för demokrati, yttrandefrihet och personlig integritet. Tack Ryssland, tack Kina.

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