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Man Punished for Using VPN
Published on: 2020-07-30
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internetAuthorities in Hunan province have given an unspecified “administrative penalty” to a man who used a virtual private network — an encryption tool commonly used to hide one’s online identity and access blocked domains — to visit illegal porn sites.
 

The man, surnamed Chen, had purchased unauthorized VPN software and used it to “regularly access overseas erotic websites” that are blocked in China, according to the media report, which cited a notice from the Changde police department. The notice said Chen had violated regulations mandating that individuals and organizations only connect to international websites through government-approved channels.
 

Meanwhile, providers of unlicensed VPNs are routinely fined and even jailed in China. While punishments for casual users are relatively rare, authorities have been cracking down on unauthorized services in a bid to limit exposure to “vulgar and illegal” websites.
 

男子翻墙上网,被行政处罚!

湖南省津市市公安局7月28日通报,津市市公安局网安大队民警在工作中发现,有人使用“翻墙”软件接入境外网络,办案民警随即展开调查,并迅速查明家住某小区陈某使用“翻墙”软件浏览境外色情网站的违法事实。

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