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Safeguarding your computer, phone and IPad in China

Old Apr 11th, 2018, 12:01 PM
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Safeguarding your computer, phone and IPad in China

What are your suggestions for safeguarding your data and privacy when traveling to China with a computer, iphone and Ipad?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old Apr 11th, 2018, 03:33 PM
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Use a personal VPN for all of the online activity you do. I like WiTopia.
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Old Apr 12th, 2018, 05:10 AM
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Don't use them, this is the only safe way, even in the US
. Do you work for the government and have highly sensitive information on these? Otherwise, don't bother.
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Old Apr 12th, 2018, 07:02 AM
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What Kathie said. You need a VPN anyway to try to get round the firewall.
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Old Apr 12th, 2018, 09:35 AM
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Do you send/receive email? Do you bank online? Pay bills? Check on your credit cards? If you do any of these things, you should be using a VPN anywhere you don't have a secure internet connection i.e., most places.
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The Chinese government has announced it will be blocking all VPNs this year. Whether it will actually carry out this threat remains to be seen, but it cannot be taken for granted that non-specialists will in the future be able to provide any kind of security for themselves when using the Internet in China.

If VPNs do continue to work for a while yet, Witopia is one of the few (in my previous experience--the current situation is unknown) that has attempted to keep up with China's persistent attempts to shut down individual VPN operations, and its fee (access for one month can be purchased) includes coverage for mobile devices, set up using a laptop and live chat once in China.
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The ban was effective April 1. I haven't heard any complaints since so I am not sure how this will be implemented in reality. This is not the first time that this issue comes up. Note that they did not ban VPN as such, "approved" VPNs are fine.
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