We all know very well that China has declared the ‘war’ openly to the VPNs and using all its legal tools. Hence, recently China’s Supreme Court has its first conviction in these terms against a young man who was engaged in the commercialization of virtual private networks through a small independent web portal.
A Young Chinese Man Jailed For Selling VPNs
China has declared the ‘war’ openly to the VPNs and using all its legal tools. After having imposed on the country to stop using and use this type of services, only a few weeks later the first consequences begin to arrive against those who have ignored the entry into force of the new regulations. A 26-year-old has already been convicted by the Supreme Court of China for selling such software over the Internet.
The ‘control’ over the Internet and the activity of Chinese users are much more intense than in other countries like ours, and the rest of Asia. Having established the new regulations against virtual private networks, we can already see that the consequences against those who do not abide by the regulations will also be tougher.
China’s Supreme Court has its first conviction in these terms, and it is against a 26-year-old who was engaged in the commercialization of virtual private networks through a small independent web portal. A VPN that, evidently, was oriented to hide the identity of their customers on the Internet.
China condemns a young man for offering his VPN to take care of the privacy of its users
The VPNs are designed to serve as a gateway between client and server end. But in this ‘gateway’ it applies an encryption of the origin traffic and the identification of the same, and a register of a different IP is generated in the final server.
In this way, privacy is protected, but also the barriers of censorship on the Internet, or simply the geographical restrictions imposed by different reasons, are avoided. In all of this, the problem is that in China the VPNs are used to avoid the ‘Great Firewall’ of China, which is effectively a tool of censorship which has blocked 171 of the 1,000 most popular web portals in the world.
Websites like the tech giant Google, Facebook, Twitter, The Pirate Bay and many others are inaccessible in China, and the arrival of this new regulation against the VPN has complicated much more the situation of censorship in the country.
It is the first conviction we have known regarding VPNs since the entry into force of the new rule, but other services are still available in the country. Therefore, the prison sentence for this young man of 26 years is not expected, let alone, be the last.
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