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    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2011
    China blocking sites

    I have a niece who is in Shanghai for college. She is 19. She just wrote me and told me China blocks her Youtube, Facebook and google. She said new friends there told her of a work around, software for a PC but there's nothing for a Mac. Does anyone know a way she get get around this? Is there software for a Mac for this?

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    1. You are in the wrong section, please read the section description before randomly posting.
    2. Everyone is aware that the Great Firewall of China blocks a whole bunch of things.
    3. What is the software name for the PC? The best way to work around the firewall will be using a VPN.
    4. A quick Google search yields MANY pages..take a look and see if they can help..

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Moved to a more appropriate forum. Not a "Community Suggestion or Feedback" item.

    I would also advise you to tell your niece that it's a good idea when in China to obey Chinese law regardless of how amiss you or she thinks it is. In other words, abide by their rules instead of trying to find a work around.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Or leave the country. Very dicey indeed crossing thought police there.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    XJ-linux's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 02, 2007
    Going Galt...
    I'm not a big fan of the Chicomms, but since you asked... The best bet would be to be a respectful guest and obey the laws of the host. Going to jail over YouTube or Facebook is stupid if it is avoidable. In this case it is easily avoidable by doing nothing.
    Never judge a man, untill you have walked a mile in his shoes...
    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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