Architect of China’s ‘Great Firewall’ Bumps Into It

Anyone who tries to scramble over China’s “Great Firewall” knows the feeling of frustration when those attempts fail. So, too, does the man credited with developing the system, which blocks access to unapproved foreign websites.That man, Fang Binxing, the former president of the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and current head of a new national industry association for promoting online security, is often called the father of the Great Firewall for his role in developing the system of Internet controls in China. He has previously said that even he has to use virtual private networks, or VPNs, which allow users to gain access to the Internet as if they were in a different location.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/world/asia/china-internet-great-firewall-fang-binxing.html

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