Internet censorship in China is a problem both for critical domestic users and for a lot of foreign companies. The government is now threatening to close down VPNs, which tunnel data traffic abroad. For firms, a shock.
At the fourth World Internet Conference, Beijing celebrated its vision of "sovereign internet." Western IT CEOs have to accept this, but DW’s Frank Sieren thinks that China's cyber policy will only cause more isolation.
Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet communication tools on China's blacklist, with Apple saying it was ordered to clear its download store of apps that violate national laws.
Foreign VPNs have been removed from China's Apple stores, WhatsApp messages are being filtered and a massive censorship campaign scrubbed social media of Liu Xiaobo. What is happening to the Chinese web?
Turkish authorities have blocked access to the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia. No official reason was given, but local media said the move was related to associating Turkey with terrorism.
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