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My niece is off to a chinese uni for a year and has been told she needs to use a VPN to get google and facebook ,looking at a comparison site it seems its to circumvent telling servers where you are ,i can see the attraction for pirate bay but is it needed for china for facebook etc?

I had never heard of it before just now ,unfortunately my sister leaves such things until the last moment and in the next few days neices laptop will appear to get "fixed" my neice knows less so its needs to be running smoothly its a long way to china to sort it out,can anyone advise please


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yes it is needed in China!

Chinese Internet is heavily filtered and restricted for westernised content.

pages are filtered: entire websites filtered and her emails and browsing etc would be scanned if she used a Chinese provider. even things like game consoles that are not purchased within China are limited and in some cases not allowed.

a VPN. in this case is simply an ISP connection hosted outside of China that will allow her unfiltered access: which in some provinces is illegal and in some universities etc also banned.

be very careful and research it all thoroughly

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Like bawbag says, social media is heavily monitored/banned. cant have the human rights people have a voice ye know. cant say anything bad about their leaders either or find yourself jailed.

 

trying to circumvent that could land you in some bother. not something to do on a whim, best look into it in much more detail than any of us can provide.

 

if you go for it why not setup your computer to act as a web proxy for her so she can access it like http:///www.anonymouse.org

 

that way she's not putting her login/personal details at the mercy of these proxy providers who you dont know ;)


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Like bawbag says, social media is heavily monitored/banned. cant have the human rights people have a voice ye know. cant say anything bad about their leaders either or find yourself jailed.

 

trying to circumvent that could land you in some bother. not something to do on a whim, best look into it in much more detail than any of us can provide.

 

if you go for it why not setup your computer to act as a web proxy for her so she can access it like http:///www.anonymouse.org

 

that way she's not putting her login/personal details at the mercy of these proxy providers who you dont know ;)

If that means leaving my pc on 20/4/7 then she can take a funny run ,i use this so so playbook so i save turning on my pc

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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update .on interrogating her chum it seems there is an "understanding" between cambridge uni and the chinese gov it can be used because ofcourse the students need to keep intouch with the uni for coursework and face to face comms.

some things are still "unavailable" but compared to the masses pretty lax in those areas.

anyway she has picked her supplier from the recomended list and will pay the small sum a year for the privilage of this function.

 

strangely theres a VPN section on this tablet whats that about?

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Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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