Virtual private networks (VPNs) work by re-routing internet traffic to other locations. Photo: ShutterstockVirtual private networks (VPNs) work by re-routing internet traffic to other locations. Photo: Shutterstock
Virtual private networks (VPNs) work by re-routing internet traffic to other locations. Photo: Shutterstock

Hongkongers rush to download VPN tools amid fears of Beijing upping surveillance with national security law

  • After China announced it would pass a new national security law for Hong Kong, NordVPN received 120 times more inquiries about its service than the day before
  • News of the law has sparked fears among some netizens of increased surveillance and censorship from Beijing

Topic |   Technology
Virtual private networks (VPNs) work by re-routing internet traffic to other locations. Photo: ShutterstockVirtual private networks (VPNs) work by re-routing internet traffic to other locations. Photo: Shutterstock
Virtual private networks (VPNs) work by re-routing internet traffic to other locations. Photo: Shutterstock
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