Category Archives: VPN

Russia bans VPNs to stop users from looking at censored sites

Russia is cracking down on software that allows users to view internet sites banned by the government. President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that prohibits services, including virtual private networks (VPNs), that enable users to skirt government censorship efforts. The law will take effect on November 1. VPNs use encryption to disguise the source […]

Apple is removing VPN apps that allow users to skirt China’s Great Firewall

Apple is removing software from its app store in China that allows users to skirt the country’s Great Firewall. The operators of two virtual private networks, or VPNs, said Saturday that they had been notified by Apple (AAPL) that their products were being taken down. “We are writing to notify you that your application will […]