Hey. I am moving to China next week, but I heard that many apps are blocked in China. I am afraid that I will not be able to use WhatsApp to contact home there. Is there a way to unblock it and how can I do that? Please suggest.
Do you use WhatsApp to contact friends in China? Do you have any problem in using this app or website? WhatsApp is a messaging app available for Windows PC & phone and other smartphones. People use it to make voice calls, one to one video calls, send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes by using the Internet connection. It does not use the phone plan’s voice minutes. Hence, you don’t need to pay the expensive charge for calling. You can contact your family and friends via video call when text message is not clear enough to communicate. Even though your friends are in other countries, you still can make a free call. Besides, it is a simple, secure and reliable messaging app. You can post your personal comments freely without worrying about the snoopers. This messaging platform built end-to-end encryption into the latest versions app. That means your messages and calls are secured. Only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them. No one else can access your messages or calls, not even WhatsApp. It enters into partnership with multiple banks in July, 2017, you can transfer money safely via WhatsApp. As the ISPs now are allowed to sell users’ data without their permission, many users choose to keep their data secret from the ISPs and government. This is why WhatsApp is so popular throughout the world. However, it has been blocked by the Great Firewall of China for this feature. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 14, 2017 2:35 pm and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:49 am.
Do you have any problem in reading International news in China? For example, can you access Wall Street Journal on your device? Do you get any error when trying to visit its website or open the apps? If you have problem in using it in China, it is normal because Wall Street Journal is blocked in China.
Wall Street Journal is one of the most popular news providers all over the world. It offers a wide range of news and articles like WSJ. Magazine and special reports on topics. The news about media, marketing, arts, health, personal technology, social media and real estate are updated every day. This newspaper has been published in many languages and read by lots of users. It is the biggest newspaper in the United States and caters news to many countries including Asian countries like India. The web version is more popular due to the world being run on the Internet. They don’t need to carry the newspaper everywhere. If you don’t want to install an app on your device to take up space, you can just read it on the website. It is useful and famous newspaper for numberless readers. However, users in China are unable to read this newspaper due to the government. It has been blocked there.
Wall Street Journal is one of the news websites whose Chinese version has been blocked in China. Just like Wikipedia, you can view the Chinese version in China. The main reason is to stop the foreign publishers to publish something bad about China on their websites in their language. The Chinese Government is building up their game in restricting certain foreign websites in their country, and this does include certain world news and controversies that are considered as harmful to their unity. They are trying to stop the people from affecting by western people’s thought which can make them create chaos in China. If you find any news that has something offensive about the Chinese government that can provoke the people of China. Things can be out of control. The Chinese government is not able to demand the newspaper to delete the content, then they will only block that news and its source. For this reason, there are many foreign news websites and mobile applications that are blocked in China. They are not allowed to be accessed by the Great firewall of China. If you are a reader of the Wall Street Journal and want to get access to it on the Chinese mainland, you need to do some efforts to make it available for you. You are not able to use it with the Chinese servers while you have to connect to the server which allows you to read this newspaper. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 11, 2017 3:48 pm and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:47 am.
Tumblr is one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world. It is both a website and app. You can post text, photos, music, links, quotes and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. It is quite awesome that you can share anything interesting with your family and friends instantly while you are not living in the same place. It is possible to set your post as private and only is viewable for your friends. Also, you can make it public so that anyone on the Internet can see it. Many companies and businessmen choose it to advertise their products. It is a very effective way to get more exposure for your product and works because Tumblr hosts over millions of users and blogs. In order to attract followers, it allows you to customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.
Unfortunately, Tumblr is not available in China. No matter you are a Chinese or foreigners, you can’t load Tumblr and get the same error all the time. This issue has nothing to do with your network connection. You can’t access Tumblr because the Chinese government blocks it with the Great Firewall. If you had stayed in China, you may find that there are many limits to Internet use in China. Many famous International apps and websites have been blocked in China. The ISPs and government are very strict on censorship. Why do the Chinese authorities pay a close attention to the Internet? It is because the social media and other related platforms play very important roles in people’s lives affect people’s thought easily. Years ago, a video which had been spread on the Internet had caused a riot in China. Since then, they decided to block the websites and apps that they consider as harmful and created the Golden Shield Project, namely the powerful firewall. Tumblr is on the list. In fact, not only China, but also many countries set a limit to users’ online activities. As we know, China is a country with high levels of overt censorship and monitoring. That brings inconvenience for people who would like to use Tumblr or other famous services. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 10, 2017 6:22 am and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:45 am.
Picasa is not the only application blocked in China. Facebook was also blocked in 2009, along with Twitter, YouTube , BlogSpot and Vimeo. As these social media websites are based in Western countries (mostly the United States), China cannot force them to filter content for Chinese users. In that situation, China opts to block the website’s access altogether. China has only a small handful of ISPs, all of which are controlled by the government. Upon request, these ISPs will block various websites like Picasa at the ISP level, disallowing anyone using those ISPs to access those blocked websites. Blocking websites like Youtube does have some benefit for China. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Deb Mirren on November 9, 2017 11:56 pm and last modified on November 14, 2017 12:44 am.
Hey. My Tango is blocked. I am a host on Tango and always broadcast for my fans. Last week, I came to China for 3 months’ vocation. After checking in, I tried to share the trip with my friends and fans but failed to load the content. I have no idea what the problem is. I still use the same device Samsung S7, but can’t use Tango any more. Can you tell me what the problem is and how to fix it?
Tango is an all-in-one social networking app which you can use to make video calls, text chat, share pictures and videos, play games, and send music to friends. With over 350 million registered users, it’s widely used by the teenagers to keep in touch with family and friends. Tango also supports free group chats and calls. It is possible to talk with your family, friends, roommates, co-workers and in events all at once. Besides, there is a “find friends nearby” feature that uses location services to find other Tango users near you. Your profile is set publicly as a default while you can set your profile to Private by turning off location services for the Tango app. It is a good app for users who travel a lot because it allows you to take voice calls and video calls anywhere in the world for free. One more interesting thing to mention, you can broadcast live videos on Tango like a super star. By singing, talking or acting, you can get gifts from fans and redeem them for real money. Tango is available for iOS devices, Android phones and tablets, and Windows phones and PCs. This app gives the ability to communicate by voice, text and video regardless of your operating system. Send and receive text, stickers, photos, video, audio and location messages on Tango for free.
If you can’t use Tango in China, it is not the device’s or network’s problem. It is because Tango is blocked in China. If you live in China or are familiar with China, you may know that Internet censorship in China is pretty strict. The government blocks all websites and services that they consider as harmful to the people and country. The ISPs and firewall both work to help the government to monitor users’ Internet activities. Since 2009, lots of websites and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and Tango etc. have been blocked. The Chinese government believed that the rumors spread on the social media platform caused the Riot which brought harmful effect to its country. Therefore, they block those websites and services that are deemed to be harmful. Tango is not based in China. The Chinese government can’t monitor and learn what users are saying and doing via this messaging app. Hence, they keep updating the firewall to block anything that is not under their control. In this case, you can’t use Tango with the help of local server in China. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 8, 2017 3:38 pm and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:43 am.
Flickr is a popular photo-sharing and hosting service with advanced and powerful features. It allows you to create a free account and upload your own photos to share with friends and followers online. It is a good place to share and host lots of your own pictures on Flickr while you don’t need to pay a dime. If your work is about photo, you can get unlimited storage and sharing for about $2 a month. So far, it is one of the cheapest hosting sites around. The photos you upload can be edited by others. The platform lets you view them after they are edited by using the tags to describe. Also, you are able to edit others’ photos that you are interested in. It’s a great whilst for people who enjoying spending a lot of time setting up and taking their shots. Of course, you are allowed to set to be publicly viewable will appear in this section. On this platform, you are able to arrange your photos just the way you want to keep your photo collections nice and neat, organize them into albums. You can share entire albums with friends. Like people say, Flickr is about sharing.
You can share and view the wonderful photos freely on Flickr anytime you want. However, it is not such convenient in China. If you live or travel to China, you may note that there are many limits for Internet use. The Internet censorship is so strict that you can’t browse freely. The famous tool to censor and prevent you from visiting some certain websites and services is the Great Firewall of China. It is just like the golden shield which is very powerful and not easy to defeat. The Golden Shield Project was created to stop users from accessing the websites and services that are considered as a threat to their nation. The Chinese authorities worry about the perceived social and political threats it may cause to China’s cultural values and ideology. They think the uncontrolled statements on the Internet are a threat for a developing country. A video that had been widely spread on the Internet did cause a riot in China. Besides, a developing country once had been destroyed by the online rumor and sensitive statements. Therefore, China has been concerned about the internet since 1998. The Chinese government will not cancel the firewall and change its policy. In order to access Flickr in China, you need extra help. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 7, 2017 2:46 pm and last modified on November 20, 2017 4:39 am.
SHOWTIME is a stand-alone streaming service that allows you to watch amazing videos with a high-speed Internet connection in the U.S. You will not be charged for the SHOWTIME streaming service during the free trial period. With 13 channels of hit original series, movies, sports, comedy specials, it is one of the most popular services for young and old. You can get instant live and on-demand access to award-winning SHOWTIME Original Series, movies and sports etc. without commercial. It automatically adds new episodes of your favorite series to your My List as they premiere. It recommends something great to watch and lets you know what’s currently airing live on both SHOWTIME East and SHOWTIME West, easily switching between channels. You will not miss the latest episodes of critically acclaimed original series. If you are about to go a place where Internet is bad, you can now download full episodes and movies to your mobile devices and watch them offline later. The useful thing is that you can pick up where you left off on any supported device. You can stream thousands of videos with unlimited bandwidth. In addition, there is no need to worry about data logging when using this service.
However, SHOWTIME’s new service has some caveats, restrictions, and other fine-print details. You only can use this service from inside the U.S. The network may take advantage of advanced technology to limit access to the services from outside the U.S. For example, you can’t load SHOWTIME when you are in China. When you are trying to visit the website, the website server will refuse your visit and tell you that this service is only available in the U.S. Besides, we all know that the Internet in China is very strict. The Golden Shield Project which lives up to its name. Its official name is the Great Firewall of China. It has blocked lots of western videos & social media platforms and search engines etc. They do not allow SHOWTIME to affect their people’s thought. However, people always wants to access all these websites because these kinds of streaming websites have a lot of shows streaming, and some of them are the channel’s original shows which are not found anywhere else on the T.V. or on other streaming websites. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 6, 2017 3:35 pm and last modified on November 14, 2017 12:42 am.
Twitbird is a Popular app and it is a super-fast Twitter client loaded with unique features that’s a joy to use on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It includes many of the cool features that you’ve seen separately in other Twitter clients but rarely together. From timeline to map search and four beautiful themes, Twitbird offers advanced Twitter functionality beyond your expectations. And with its logical and intuitive interface. If you are traveling to China, then you can’t access Twitbird from there, and it will create a huge problem for you to communicate with the people who know. But there comes a question why is Twitbird banned in China?
The Chinese government has banned a number of well-known social media platforms, that are elsewhere ruling with their connectivity capability. A number of applications and entertainment sites have been blocked as well so that the country does not have to compromise with the security. Basically, the Chinese Government has taken this extreme step to protect the country from terrorism and safeguard the citizens from hacking or anything that concerns cybercrime. There are a number of features that the social media has benefitted the people with. So, while the rest of the world gets the advantages of social media and are able to connect with people across the globe, the Chinese are under the strict scrutiny of the Great Firewall. Though China has social media platforms that are designed in the same manner as twitter or Facebook or Instagram, they are completely different from the others are. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Deb Mirren on November 5, 2017 2:11 pm and last modified on November 6, 2017 1:30 am.
Hey. I got problem. Now I am in China on a vocation. Somehow, I can’t use gmail to contact home. Has my gmail been disabled? I could use it last week at home. What could the problem be? How can I use it again?
With the development of technology, Gmail is an important gift of Internet usage. People don’t need to write a letter and send it out so that their friends can hear of them in weeks or months. They also don’t need to pay the high SMS fee. Internet users choose Gmail because it is cheaper and more convenient. It can send message instantly by only using your traffic data or WiFi. Having an email account is such a thing which is mandatory for every person in today’s world. And, Google’s Gmail is one of the best service providers when it comes for one to set up their email account. Gmail has way over 900 million users using the service every day to keep up with work and relatives and friends. The Gmail mobile application had a record of 90.7 million users accessing Gmail at the same time from different countries in 2014. Around 75% users access the mail service from their smartphones. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 4, 2017 7:06 pm and last modified on November 14, 2017 12:34 am.
Need your help please. I got problem. When there was a porn ad showing up, I tried to get out of it but it was installed on my phone. And then the fbi bureau of investigation blocked my screen asking for a pin. The screen is black, and the only other options I can do is turn off or restart my phone. It says, “To start up your device, enter your PIN”. Below that box there’s emergency call. Is it the real police who lock my screen? Please help, I can’t figure out how to get rid of it.
The police or FBI lock screen is a piece of ransomware that blocks the aimed desktops and mobile devices, trying to swindle money out of innocent users. At the beginning, this virus aims to attack the PC users, locking the PC screen and displaying fake police warning. In those years, the hackers turned to mobile devices because mobile devices have been used by the majority people and become a necessary part of daily life. The ransomware is able to attack tablets and smart phones with various brands like Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, ZTE, Kindle and RCA etc. Also, it is an international virus which has been distributed all over the world. It has different names in different countries. For example, it can be FBI virus, cyber police virus, US marshal virus, and DOJ virus etc. in the US. Besides, it can be Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus in Canada and Metropolitan Police virus in the UK. No matter what its name is, do not trust it. The police or FBI lock screen is a dangerous scam virus. You must get rid of it once you see it. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 3, 2017 12:50 pm