E-commerce sites targeted in China’s VPN crackdown

China’s campaign against VPNs continues with domestic e-commerce sites such as Alibaba and Taobao the latest to find themselves in the firing line. As regular readers will know, the Chinese Communist Party has been cracking down even more on online freedoms this year in the run-up to

Ex-MI5 Chief speaks out in support of encryption

A surprising new voice has joined the outcry against Government plans to try and weaken encrypted messaging services, one which rather undermines the idea that the debate is a straight choice between encryption and security. Jonathan Evans, a former head of the British Intelligence agency MI5, has

Premier League successful in blocking IPTV providers

The new season of English Premier League football kicked off this weekend, which was great news for those football fans who have starved of their passion for the past couple of months. But for many of those trying to watch coverage of games through IPTV providers, it