China has banned unregistered virtual private networks

Chinese authorities have banned the use of unregistered virtual private networks (VPN). About it reports The South China Morning Post.

The Ministry of industry and information technology of China issued a decree according to which all cable operators and all VPN services should be required to obtain a permit to conduct activities with the government. “The Chinese market for Internet services develops chaotically, which requires immediate intervention in order to resolve the situation”, — stated in the message text. Beijing believes that this is necessary to ensure the security of the country.

According to the publication, this is due to the desire of the Chinese authorities to eliminate the numerous online services that allow you to circumvent the system of control over the Internet — the so-called “Great Chinese firewall”. It is aimed at curbing the organization of the protest movement, and criticism of the Communist party. Within its framework were blocked such popular Internet services like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Google, and online media.