For your viewing pleasure

基于媒体网站的观影风波

 

Imagine waking up one morning and finding your favourite movie and TV shows on your favourite streaming site have vanished! All that time invested in searching, watching and archiving. Poof. Gone.

想象某一天你在早上醒来,打开媒体网站,却发现最喜欢的电影和电视节目搜索无果,以往的收藏、点赞视频也都没有了。

 

A horror film of blockbuster proportions right?

这样的轰炸程度宛如一场恐怖片吧?

 

That’s exactly what happened in July when popular video streaming site Bilibili, commonly referred to as Site B, deleted unlicensed content.

这正是发生在七月的时间,现今十分流行的视频媒体网站Bilibili被整改,删除了大量未经授权的内容。

 

The Chinese government has increased its crackdown on piracy and cleaning up of the internet, including video streaming sites such as AC Fun, banning them outright from streaming video.

中国政府加大了打击盗版和清理互联网的力度,禁止盗版内容在媒体视频网站播放,包括像AC Fun这样的视频媒体网站。

 

To avoid any future nightmares, here is a comprehensive list of the state of video streaming websites in China, with some predictions on the how the industry may evolve: https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2017/08/03/a-guide-to-chinas-crackdown-on-video-streaming-sites/#.tnw_HVGlnh0H

这里有一份中国视频网站状况的全面列表,对行业发展趋势做了一些预测,供你查看:https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2017/08/03/a-guide-to-chinas-crackdown-on-video-streaming-sites/#.tnw_HVGlnh0H

 

Your Data is Out There

你的数据暴露了

The cat and mouse game of blocking websites and the VPN technology that circumvents the blocking rages on.

对网站游戏和VPN技术的规避就如同猫和老鼠的游戏。

For years China has being playing a game of catchup with VPN technology. However, recent government announcements that made all VPNs illegal, with even technology giant Apple removing VPN apps from its iTunes store in China, is the most severe the country’s netizens have seen.

多年来,中国一直在进行一场与VPN技术的追逐赛。最近政府发出公告,所有VPN都是违法的。甚至删除了科技巨头苹果公司在中国的iTunes商店里的VPN应用程序。这对网民来说,无疑是痛心一击。

The following article takes a different view about the advantages of a VPN. It is much more than gaining access to blocked websites. Much more than ensuring your privacy. The author contends it is the best way, maybe the only way in our digital world, to ensure your data’s security.

下面这篇文章,对于VPN的优缺点有着很多元的见解。作者认为它不仅仅可以访问被阻止的网站,并更多地保障隐私。这是上网过程中,保证数据安全最好的方式也或许是唯一的方式。

China’s insistence on censorship over security though, essentially banning VPNs, puts peoples’ data at risk.

中国坚持在安全审查制度上,实行禁止VPN政策,这在无形中使网民的数据处于风险之中。

Read further here:

进一步阅读:

https://thenextweb.com/world/2017/08/09/chinas-vpn-ban-exposes-its-citizens-to-cyber-attacks/#.tnw_I1I7cL0e