The Great Firewall doesn’t just restrict outgoing traffic, but incoming too.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
idcloak launches a free list of China IP addresses for Chinese netizens living or traveling abroad. “Few people realize just how many Chinese websites are only accessible from a Chinese IP address,” says idcloak’s chief web researcher, Robin Welles, “the Great Firewall doesn’t just restrict outgoing traffic, but incoming too. For a Chinese citizen living or traveling abroad, that can be an inconvenience.”
The Golden Shield, as the Great Firewall of China is officially known, denies foreign access particularly to Chinese video streaming sites. “The government of the People’s Republic of China rarely discusses the Golden Shield, but we assume that the decision to block certain Chinese video sites was taken because of foreign copyright pressure. Many video sites in China stream western movies outside official distribution channels.”
Usefulness of a China Proxy is not limited to the unblocking of Chinese websites from abroad; there are language benefits as well, “Like any traveler, a Chinese user abroad will be frustrated by the fact international websites display in local (i.e. foreign) languages. They may find an option for changing the site’s language to Chinese but it can be irritating to do so upon each and every visit. If they keep a browser aside which is configured to connect to a Chinese proxy, however, all sites they access will default to Mandarin.”
idcloak additionally offers a free list of proxy servers in Chinese language. This international selection of proxies is aimed at the other side of the Chinese censorship problem: netizens within the PRC who need to unblock censorship of foreign sites.
Shortly after the release of the list, idcloak.com itself became blocked by the Golden Shield, meaning the list can only reach Chinese users through email circulation.
Welles says idcloak remains undeterred in providing anti-censorship services, “As a provider of unblockers, you know you are doing something right when censors try to sweep you under the carpet.”
idcloak Technologies is just weeks away from the release of its high-anonymity VPN service, which the firm says will offer private and unrestricted internet access from any internet connection. Chinese users may set up a VPN account while abroad and then use it with impunity once they return to the PRC.
See idcloak.com to learn more and to register for an Early Bird discount for the idcloak VPN.