China internet officials on 27 January 2015 defended its efforts to block virtual private networks (VPN), which are used to get around the country's strict internet controls. VPNs encrypt and reroute internet traffic past the national firewall to access more than 2,700 blocked websites including Gmail, Facebook and Youtube, websites of several human rights organizations, as well as some media including the New York Times and financial news agency Bloomberg. Photo: EPA
Craig Addison
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Craig Addison

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China internet officials on 27 January 2015 defended its efforts to block virtual private networks (VPN), which are used to get around the country's strict internet controls. VPNs encrypt and reroute internet traffic past the national firewall to access more than 2,700 blocked websites including Gmail, Facebook and Youtube, websites of several human rights organizations, as well as some media including the New York Times and financial news agency Bloomberg. Photo: EPA
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