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Access Blocked Websites In China On Your Iphone
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Access Blocked Websites In China on Your Iphone

The thing that really gets many people angry in China is its censorship policy almost every useful website you can think of has been blocked. Facebook, Blogspot, Twitter, and even youtube among possibly hundreds of other websites have been blocked. Even though China likes to think that it promotes education and creativity the fact is when you have useful everyday websites like these blocked it is hard to imagine what education or creativity is being promoted. However, all of this boils down to the individual taking action in order to access what his or her government is blocking. Now as I see it, there are two possible ways to access blocked websites in China, the first being is to use a web passed proxy, and the second is to use a VPN.

Web based proxies to access blocked websites in China

There are some people out there who absolutely love using proxies, but the fact is that the vast majority of decent proxies require that you pay for their service. The big drawback to using free proxies is that many times they are either run by governments or hackers who are looking to steal information from you. When you consider that you’ll need to enter in your username and password each time you access Facebook, for instance, you can see how this can be a problem if someone is watching you.

The other thing about using proxies to access blocked websites, specifically in China is the fact that the government is actively blocking proxy websites, which means that since back in 2009 almost all if not all web-based proxies have been blocked. However, there are some new websites that pop-up and the government may not know about because they are new, but as soon as they are passed around a few times the government blocks them.

VPN Services

A virtual private network also known as a VPN is a special type of network, which allows for a user to log into and securely access the internet via. A VPN works best in China for two reasons, especially if you are accessing the internet via your iPhone, the first since it secures your entire connection which means that all programs running on your computer will run through the VPN’s encrypted network and use a non-Chinese IP. In addition, many services do not require that you install any type of software on your iPhone but rather access the VPN via a website the link of which is emailed to you. The second reason why a VPN makes the most sense is that it is more secure than proxies, plus because it is hard to detect the Chinese government is going to have a tough time blocking them. All you need in order to access blocked websites in China on your iPhone is a decent internet connection something which is not hard to come by in many large Chinese cities other than that you may just have to pay a monthly subscription fee for a VPN service.


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