19-Year-Old Chops Off Hand to Cure Internet Addiction

Friday, February 6, 2015

A 19-year-old from Jiangsu was taken to the hospital after chopping his left hand off in an attempt to cure his Internet addiction. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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New Chinese Government VPN Allows Users to Access Censored Internet Anywhere

Friday, January 30, 2015
China VPN

BEIJING — This morning, the Chinese government released for personal use ChinaVPN, its in-house Virtual Private Network service which, according to promotional material, “offers Chinese nationals a familiar, comfortable, authentically Chinese Internet experience—anywhere in the world.”

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Pros and Cons of China’s New Operating System

Thursday, September 18, 2014
China OS

Miniharm had the opportunity to test China’s new operating system, due out in October. Here are the pros and cons of the as-yet-unnamed OS:

  • Looks just like Windows XP.
  • Comes with free, six-month trial of Astrill VPN.

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People’s Daily Discovers Massive Security Flaw in Internet

Thursday, May 1, 2014
People's Daily

BEIJING — Earlier this week, state-run newspaper People’s Daily cautioned Chinese citizens against using the Internet after employees discovered a dangerous security flaw in the World Wide Web.

“We have recently uncovered an imminent zero-day threat,” the paper wrote in an editorial. “Through this exploit, individuals on the Internet are able to assume any identity they wish, even those of public figures, often without consequence.”

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