* Posts by emmalopez

7 posts • joined 16 Sep 2014

China cracks down further on VPNs as censorship intensifies

emmalopez

Currently, China is blocking all VPNs at the protocol level (including corporate VPNs). However, the VPN providers listed here use stealth techniques to hide their VPN traffic.

The Great Fire website (English version) lists which sites are currently blocked in China.

There are countless VPN reviews out there, but not all VPN services are known to work within the Chinese internet infrastructure. You have to be careful when selecting your provider.

source: http://www.bestvpnprovider.com/china-vpn

Austria joins the long list of Pirate Bay access deniers after court order

emmalopez

This is good news - the current course of action is blocking and thankfully not more draconian, but I expect that after they see how little effect this has on piracy they will put the pressure for more serious forms of censorship, but we all know how good the Internet is at routing around that :).

Microsoft SLASHES 7,800 bods, BURNS $7.6bn off books in Nokia adjustment

emmalopez

$7.6 billion charge is serious money. If they would have distributed that to app developers on their own UNIX platform they would not be a third-rate company.

Cash-strapped Chicago slaps CLOUD TAX on Netflix, Spotify etc users

emmalopez

At first I thought this was an attack on the online services, but Cable providers are currently being taxed. While I don't normally side with the cable providers, in this instance online services had an unfair advantage.

VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign

emmalopez

This is not a recent discovery, it has been known for a long time. Disabling IPv6 is the incorrect way to handle it. The problem occurs because of VPN providers not supporting IPv6 Internet access into the VPN. If the host already has IPv6 access, as is increasingly common, traffic to sites like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Netflix, Akamai, Linkedin will bypass the VPN and go out on the IPv6 access.

The story here is that VPN providers need to support IPv6 not that IPv6 should be disabled on the host. The VPN should allow IPv6 or IPv4 for the tunnel transport and IPv6 and IPv4 for the encapsulated user traffic. When the VPN is brought up both IPv6 and IPv4 default routes can be pointed into the VPN and the DNS servers should be assigned by the VPN provider.

Australia gets its Internet filter after Senate vote

emmalopez

Well, this is indeed a typical government stuff up, now everyone will run a VPN, and the meta data retention that the government has forced on ISP's will be totally worthless. http://www.bestvpnprovider.com/australia-site-blocking-bill

The future belongs to the VPN. Brave new world arriving and our law makers don't even dream what lies ahead. The internet was designed precisely with this sort of thing in mind and it will prevail.

'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

emmalopez

Judging by how crappy Win8 was and how much they have improved it since... I can only hope that Win9 comes out of the gate as a really solid OS like Win7 was after Vista. http://goo.gl/Yuoubl

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