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  • Cloudflare expands into mobile performance with Neumob acquisition

    Cloudflare expands into mobile performance with Neumob acquisition

    Cloudflare made a significant acquisition today when it acquired mobile VPN startup, Neumob. The purchase gives Cloudflare a mobile performance tool it was lacking, and a road to its first direct to consumer product. The company did not reveal the purchase price. Neumob, which had raised close to $11 million, was founded in 2015 to give users a faster mobile VPN experience that purports to… Read More

  • Here’s Tim Cook’s explanation on why some VPN apps were pulled in China

    Here’s Tim Cook’s explanation on why some VPN apps were pulled in China

    Last weekend Apple removed all major VPN apps from the App Store in China. In a statement the next day provided to TechCrunch, it explained that China requires all VPN developers to have a license issued by the government, and they’ve been required to remove some VPN apps in China that don’t meet the new regulations. Read More

  • Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China

    Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China

    The Chinese government’s crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country’s censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ExpressVPN, a provider based outside of China, which said in a blog post “all major VPN apps” including its own had been purged… Read More

  • Crunch Report | The First Production Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off the Line

    The first production Tesla Model 3 rolls off the line, mobile operators told to ban VPNs in China, Google backs news bots and Lucid Electric car hits 235 miles per hour. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • China’s mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs

    China’s mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs

    China’s latest move to crackdown on VPN software that enables people to circumvent its internet censorship system appears to be a very worrying one. Bloomberg reports that the government has requested that state-run telecom operators prevent their customers from running VPN apps on their network. Citing sources, the publication said that the government intends for the VPN block to come… Read More

  • Circle with Disney raises $10 million for its parental control device for families

    Circle with Disney raises $10 million for its parental control device for families

    Circle Media, the company behind Circle with Disney – a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions – has raised $10 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by early stage venture fund Relay Ventures. There was another private equity investment in the round, but the parties didn’t want to… Read More

  • Turkey maintains Tor block, flicks social networks offline for 12 hours

    Turkey maintains Tor block, flicks social networks offline for 12 hours

    In light of the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, Turkey further tightened its already restrictive limits on certain forms of internet use. The most recent censorship thrust followed the revelation that the state now blocks Tor within its borders. Turkey appears to have clamped down on social app use for a roughly 12-hour period following the international incident. According… Read More