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China will block your mobile service if you use a VPN there

November 24, 2015 - Uncategorized

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China has begun cracking down on citizens in the mainland who access online content created beyond its borders. The New York Times reports that several residents in Xinjiang who use virtual private network (VPN) software have had their mobile services turned off. Local police began cutting off cellular connectivity last week for people found using foreign messaging apps and software to evade Chinese internet filters to gain access to international content and services. An affected citizen from the regional capital of Urumqi, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of further persecution, shared a text message they received from their…

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Source: The Next Web