Tag Archives: China

Why are millions of Chinese people using VPNs to get back inside the Great Firewall?

Why are millions of Chinese people using VPNs to get back inside the Great Firewall?

Why are millions of Chinese expats using VPNs to get back inside Beijing’s Great Firewall? By Bang Xiao  For most of those outside China’s Great Firewall, the idea of life without Facebook, Instagram and Twitter has become difficult to imagine    But many Chinese people find that when they go overseas and leave the Firewall …

Citizens speak out – 23 Apr 2011

Citizens speak out. People across the globe continue to demand the universal recognition of human rights along with government reforms that include greater honesty as well as citizen participation in countries such as Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Mexico, Palestine, Syria, Uganda, the US and Yemen. As US government employees …

Hong Kong Protesters Combat the Surveillance State

A major priority of the protest movement that’s consumed Hong Kong for the past 3 and half months is awarding the surveillance apparatus that literally everywhere. Demonstrators have pulled down camera poles, spray painted lenses, used green lasers to destroy sensors, and shielded themselves with umbrellas while marching through the streets. There’s a growing concern …