Putin bans VPN use in Russia

The Chinese government earlier this month ordered state-owned internet service providers, including China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, to completely block access to VPNs by February 2018. It followed a 14-month campaign the Chinese Ministry of ... ( read original story ...)

Apple removes VPN apps in China to adhere to new rules

China appears to have succeeded in eliminating software programs that enable its people to view an uncensored internet. Companies that let people avoid the government filters said Saturday that their programs have been removed from Apple's app store in ... ( read original story ...)

China: Mobile payments outpace Europe, US

Around the mobile payments campfire, many commentators were intrigued by New York Times contributor Paul Mozer’s first-person account of his difficulties paying with cash on a recent trip to Shanghai. From the humblest street vendor to the fanciest ... ( read original story ...)