I went to China for some official work some years ago and was told by my coworkers that I will need a VPN services to bypass the strict censorship and to access many foreign websites in China. Is VPN using legal in china? What is the best way to access Twitter in China?
Why You Can’t Access Twitter in China?
In Chinese mentality, not just government, lots (if not majority) of people act like parent to those they care or concern, they feel responsible for you to only see/hear things they think appropriate to you. The western golden value of “free of speech” does not hold the same place in Chinese value system. People talks all the time, and 99% of words are just less than trivial.
The Chinese censorship authorities will block any site which they deem to contain material detrimental (even tangentially) to the Chinese Communist Party. The way they do this is by blocking at the IP address level. A crude tool indeed. Most websites in the world are hosted on Shared Hosting Accounts so if an IP address gets red flagged it could potentially impact hundreds of other sites hosted on the same server, using the same IP address. To create an analogy, it’s a bit like living in a shared house and one of the members is caught for being involved in illicit activities. So the police decide to charge everyone in the house whether they were involved or not. If you lived in a neighboring single apartment you would not be charged. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Matt Johnston on March 19, 2017 6:18 am and last modified on March 20, 2017 12:16 am.
I recently got a pop up when I was visiting musictheory.com. The pop up blocked my browsing abbility and said that a porn virus was stealing information and picture and that I shouldn’t restart my Samsung tablet and that I had to call a number for help. I was very skeptical but called the number. I immediately realized it was a scam and hung up. I found your website. What can I do? Or do I even need to do anything?
Description of Vanilla Malware Virus
Vanilla Malware Virus is created by hacker and usually infects Android device. It always tells victims that they have violate some laws because of watching some porn videos and their device have been lock. If they want to unlock their device, they will need to pay a big fine using inactivated vanilla or other ways like paysafecard. The victims will be told that if they don’t pay the fine, the police would come to their home and they will be accused. In addition, generally this virus will ask victims to pay in 24 hours or XXX days. If the victims don’t pay in time, they will also be accused. Thus if your phone or tablet gets infected by this virus, please keep your mind clear that it is just a scam virus that want to get money from you, just don’t believe it and don’t pay to it. What you need to do is to remove it from your device without delay. Read the rest of this post »
Published by James B. Gonzalez on March 18, 2017 4:26 pm and last modified on March 19, 2017 12:29 am.
I come to China with my mom to visit my grandpa, it is a pleasant trip and we take a lot of pictures and photos. My mom said she wanted to upload and share the photos on Instagram, but she can’t access Instagram properly. We tried to connect by changing different IP address, but nothing helps. What can I do with this issue? How can we access Instagram in China? What’s the best way to use Instagram from China?
Why You can’t Use Instagram in China ?
Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. On Instagram, you can post photos and videos, edit them with filters and creative tools and add numerous clips into the video. The most enjoyable moment is when you share your photos and videos to your story. You can bring photos and video to life by using Instagram’s text and drawing tools. You also can follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love. It’s also easy to send disappearing photos and videos, text messages and posts from your feed to groups and friends with Instagram Direct. However, Instagram is blocked in China sure to China’s Firewall. China’s firewall is a very strong internet censorship to control their national internet. China’s internet censorship controls and suppresses what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet. To preserve China’s “cyberspace sovereignty”, Chinese government creates and operates China’s Firewall to block potentially unfavorable incoming data from foreign countries. So how to use Instagrm from China? What’s the best way to open Instagram from China?
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Published by Leo R. Oscar on March 17, 2017 1:10 pm
I can’t access Dropbox on my android phone here in China! I need to get some files and photos stored in Dropbox, but right now it said it can’t be accessed. How can I get the files, photos and documents that I stored them into Dropbox? I usually keep what I want to save into Dropbox especially all documents about work. What can I do now? Can you help me?
What’s Dropbox and What You can Benefit from Dropbox?
Dropbox is a file storage app which offer cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and so on. You can keep your photos, documents, videos, music and other files in Dropbox. And all the files you save in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices. It is easy to send large files without using email attachments to any one even if they dn’t have a Dropbox account. Contents of all your files kept in Dropbox are synchronized to Dropbox’s server and to other computer and devices that user has install Dropboc on. Dropbpc keeps the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox Basic users are given 2 GB of free storage space. Dropbox Plus users are given 1 TB of storage space as well as additional features, including advanced sharing controls, remote wipe, and an optional Extended Version History add-on. Dropbox is very useful software to safely back up files you want and keep updating and syncing to other devices. Many business persons, working staff, college teachers and students more tend to use this kind of online storage tool.
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Published by Leo R. Oscar on March 16, 2017 6:37 am and last modified on March 16, 2017 6:48 am.
I come from the United States, and now I live in Shanghai for some reason. I want to log in Vimeo to watch some movies but it won’t let me. Would you please tell me how to fix the problem?
Can’t Access Vimeo in China? How to Fix?
Vimeo is a popular video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. It was the first video sharing site to support high-definition video. What to do if you can’t access Vimeo in China? As we know, the Chinese censorship authorities will block any site which they deem to contain material detrimental (even tangentially) to the Chinese Communist Party. The way they do this is by blocking at the IP address level. A crude tool indeed. Most websites in the world are hosted on Shared Hosting Accounts so if an IP address gets red flagged it could potentially impact hundreds of other sites hosted on the same server, using the same IP address. To create an analogy, it’s a bit like living in a shared house and one of the members is caught for being involved in illicit activities. So the police decide to charge everyone in the house whether they were involved or not. If you lived in a neighboring single apartment you would not be charged. Read the rest of this post »
Published by James B. Gonzalez on March 15, 2017 1:03 pm and last modified on March 27, 2017 7:28 am.
Hi, I have received a worrying notice on my ipad saying “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography, Send email to email@example.com for unlocking’. I’m really worried that its a virus and I don’t know how to get rid of it?
Federaljustice@australiamail.com Virus Lock iPhone/iPad – What To Do?
Published by James B. Gonzalez on March 14, 2017 6:10 am and last modified on March 14, 2017 6:11 am.
I want to access Youtube here in China, but I have no way to manage it. How to Access Youtube in China on Android? I have a new Samsung tablet, and right now I want to open Youtube, but every time it just prompts it’s denied accessing. Is Youtuebe service is not open in China? I like to watch some interesting and practice videos on Youtube. I have subscribed to many favorite channels, and I thought I can enjoy it when I come to China. I am frustrated and can’t do anything on Youtube. Do you have any suggestions to help me unlock Youtube?
Why Youtube is So Popular? What You can Experience on Youtube?
Youtube app can be installed into handy Android phones and tablets, which is very popular with more and more Internet users. You can watch what people is watching from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in entertainment, fashion, economic, politic, news, gaming and more. You even can subscribe to channels you favorite, share with friends and watch on any device. The Youtube.com site allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report and comment on videos. Different available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. You can know more different lives, cultures, food, education and economic of different people from different countries and regions. Youtube not only offers people joy and relax but also knowledge and practice.
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Published by Leo R. Oscar on March 13, 2017 5:34 am and last modified on March 15, 2017 1:38 pm.
I am in China on a business trip for about 3 months. It is such a long time when thinking of friends and relatives in California. While what is more upsetting, I can’t access Instagram here in China. When I type the www.instagram.com in the Chrome, it takes a long time to respond. But no matter how many times I try in various ways, it only delivers me an error message like “The connection has time out.” It is annoying. Later on, I learned from the internet that Instagram is blocked in China. I was totally shocked. In my daily life in USA, I use my Instagram to stay in touch with my friends and relatives. Now it seems I have to stay alone for 3 months. It really irritates me much. How to access Instagram in China on my PC?
What Is Instagram? How Important Is It for Many People?
Instagram is one of the most popular social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. With Instagram application and service, you can share interesting photos and videos with your friends and relatives. In December 2014, co-founder Kevin Systrom of Instagram issue an announcement that Instagram had 300 million users accessing the site per month. Today, Instagram has attracted more users all over the world. It is reported by May 2012, 58 photographs were being uploaded and one new user was being gained every second. There are many celebrities sharing photos and videos of their personal and professional lives with fans. All in all, it has greatly affected the life of modern people. For many users, Instagram becomes very important part of their daily life. Without the service, life will get imbalanced.
So, we are here to introduce a very effective and efficient way to you to access Instagram in China. The method is easy and simple to be carried out. It is a guide targeting ordinary users. Therefore, everyone can follow the steps to access Instagram in China successfully and securely.
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Published by Matt Johnston on March 12, 2017 7:38 pm and last modified on March 15, 2017 1:36 pm.
This is the first time I came to China. I don’t know why I can’t access google and facebook in China on my PC? I have tryed to log in my Facebook, the site just gave me a message and said: “This site can’t be reached…” like the following picture:
Would you please tell me how to fix the problem?
Can’t Access Facebook in China on PC? – How to Fix
Facebook is banned in China. The Chinese government controls Internet content and restricts, deletes, or bans content it deems is not in the interest of the state. According to a government transcript released in the fall of 2014, Lu Wei, director of China’s State Internet Information Office, said that “foreign Internet companies entering China must at the base level accord to Chinese laws and regulations. First, you can’t damage the national interests of the country. Second is you cannot hurt the benefits of Chinese consumers. If China’s laws and regulations are respected, we welcome all of the world’s Internet companies to enter the Chinese market.” These tight controls imposed have resulted in the ban of foreign social media sites, like Facebook. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Matt Johnston on March 11, 2017 12:14 pm and last modified on March 11, 2017 12:15 pm.
Hey, I have a question, why I can’t access Twitter on my Samsung android tablet? I just come in China for a journey with my mom. I take some interesting and beautiful pictures during our trip, and I want to post photos on Twitter, but Twitter doesn’t work here. My mom also likes to read some breaking news and get entertainment from Twitter, so how can we access Twitter in China on Android. Is there a way to help me access Twitter successfully?
Why So Many Internet Users Likes Twitter? What You can Experience on Twitter?
Twitter is very popular with more and more android users. Twitter offers many wonderful features to satisfy internet users. You can watch what’s happening in the world right now, watch liv sports, entertainment and news like never before on Twitter for Android TV. You’re allowed to live stream the show for free and get the full story with all the Twitter commentary. It is also very interesting to hear and see what everyone is talking about with expert analysis, on the ground exclusives, bonus video feeds, and celebrity buzz. In a word, you can watch the best of what’s happening from breaking news and entertainment, sports and politics, to big events and everyday interests. On Twitter, you can post photos with GIFs, videos, and even stream live video to share what’s happening in your world. What’s more, Twitter software can be installed and used in different device with different system like Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. By installing Twitter into your handy and portable device like android phone and tablet and iphone & iPad, you will be able to learn what’s happening in the world whenever and wherever possible.
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Published by Leo R. Oscar on March 10, 2017 4:41 am