Unless you have never been to China or have never used the Internet in China, you must have heard of the Great Firewall of China, which is the country’s firewall and censorship tool to block Internet contents that the government doesn’t like. Websites blocked in China include many very popular ones, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, […]
Torrenting and P2P file sharing has become very popular these days. Many people download free music, movies, ebooks and other stuff from the Internet via torrenting without knowing their activities and identity can be easily tracked. In this article, we discuss why using VPN is important for torrenting and P2P file sharing. We will also […]
If you have an Android phone and have been using the Google Play app store, you should know that Google Play is currently not available in China. If you plan to travel to China, you’d better be aware of this situation and get prepared. In this article, we will discuss this problem and also offer […]
VPN speed is not only an important consideration for choosing a VPN service provider but also a concern for many people when deciding whether to use VPN. When it comes to using the Internet, speed really matters. While a VPN can provide better online security and help us bypass Internet blocking, if the speed is […]
This is a tutorial on how to setup a Shadowsocks server on DigitalOcean. We have another tutorial on setting a Shadowsocks server on Amazon AWS EC2 if you are interested. While setting up Shadowsocks on DigitalOcean can be quite easy and might only take 20 minutes, this process does require you have some technical skills, such […]
VPN is a great for boosting online security, defeating Internet censorship and bypassing geo-blocking. It’s not difficult to set up a VPN connection on a PC, a mobile phone or a tablet. However, for VPN users, there’s a very basic question: How do I know if my VPN is working? In addition, there’re some other commonly […]
It’s quite common for VPN providers to limit the number of simultaneous connections for their VPN account, which means you can only connect to your VPN account on a limited number of devices at the same time. For example, if your VPN account has a simultaneous connection limit of 2 devices, you can connect to your VPN on your desktop computer and your laptop at the same time. But if you want to also use this VPN account on your mobile phone at the same time, it won’t be possible. How to use a VPN account on many devices? Below are some tips for sharing VPN connections.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to setup a Shadowsocks server on Amazon EC2. Please note: this is a quite advanced tutorial for technical guys (or gals) who feel comfortable with doing things such as using Linux commands, setting up linux servers, using SSH and using the vi editor etc. It’s also required that you already have a Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. We will create a AWS EC2 micro instance running Ubuntu.
There is no doubt that Facebook is one of the most popular websites in the world. This social network website was launched in 2004 and now it has over one billion users. Many people use Facebook on a daily basis, and many companies use Facebook to promote their businesses and connect to their customers. However, if you are an Internet user in China, you will not be able to access Facebook directly.
As an international provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, Netflix has becoming more and more popular in recent years. Currently it’s available to viewers in many countries and locations, including North America, South America, New Zealand, Australia and a number of countries in Europe. If you are visiting China or staying in China, however, you […]