总部在香港的VPN用着还安全么?

国安法通过近半月了,突然想起前几日看到的新闻,说GOOGLE的搜索热词反映香港网民在VPN方面的需求激增,(尽管国安法没有提及网络的部分,但按照TG的行事风格,以后很可能会有,同为特区的澳门便是如此),有几家VPN总部在或在香港有分部(?),还有其他VPN的香港线路,不知以后用着还安全与否?

[VPN Downloads Surge in Response to Hong Kong Security Law]
Hong Kong saw a spike in downloads of software designed to mask internet usage Thursday after Beijing signaled plans to usher in a new national security law that could tighten its grip on the city.

Virtual Private Networks, the tools that help people bypass web restrictions and disguise their digital footprints, represented seven of the 10 most-downloaded apps in Apple Inc.’s Hong Kong app store, excluding games, on Thursday, according to data provider Sensor Tower. There weren’t any on the list in the preceding days.

One popular provider, NordVPN, said it received 120 times more downloads Thursday compared with the day before. Competitor Surfshark VPN reported a 700% surge in Hong Kong sales, recording as many in one morning as it did in the prior week. Its Friday sales are maintaining that pace and may go even higher, the company said.

Unlike in mainland China, Hong Kong maintains an open internet and relatively loose constraints on online speech because of the city’s semi-autonomous status. VPNs and U.S.-based messaging apps like Twitter and WhatsApp, which are banned on the mainland, are legal in Hong Kong.

The national security law is expected to pass in China’s parliament before the end of its annual session next Thursday, but it would still take several procedural steps before being implemented. The law could lead to increased surveillance and censorship in Hong Kong, privacy advocates said.

“The Chinese government is taking advantage of the pandemic and stepping up its attempts to enforce control over the region,” said Ray Walsh, of digital privacy advocacy group Proprivacy.com. “For Hong Kong citizens, who fear how this could impact their ability to work and communicate with the outside world online, this has led to an almost instant spike in searches for VPNs.”

NordVPN’s downloads began to surge around 6 p.m. in Hong Kong, prompting efforts by the company to add new servers there and in Taiwan, said Laura Tyrell, a spokeswoman for the company. The effect mirrors similar responses in other countries after governments took measures to restrict online speech, such as when the U.K. expanded electronic surveillance in 2016 or the U.S. repealed net neutrality rules in 2018. The last time NordVPN saw a spike in Hong Kong was in October, when anti-government protests erupted across the city over a now-frozen extradition law.

The Hong Kong protests resulted in violent demonstrations and sent the local economy into recession.It also spurred Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to invoke a colonial-era emergency law, which granted officials control and suppression of all means of communication, including the internet. The protests simmered after the coronavirus emerged at the end of 2019 and swept across the globe, prompting protesters to stay home. Talk of restarting demonstrations began circulating recently on Telegram, another popular messaging app that’s blocked in mainland China.

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mars 【熟练级】

赞同来自: ass band_in_china

美国和中国你自己选吧。

fanqianglt 【新手级】

赞同来自: 陀思妥耶夫斯基 band_in_china

HK的工具因为HK区国安法,逐渐越来越不安全,甚至北京会钻空子收买HK的工具


Lucifer 【熟练级】

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謹慎考慮吧. 其實我一早就覺得香港未必安全了

band_in_china 【熟练级】

相对来说,肯定没有那么安全

Alcohollll 【熟练级】 - 你看我可爱嘛?

亚洲地区的服务器其实还有很多,不一定要选择亚洲,日韩泰菲其实也不错的

fastlink 【新手级】 - fastlink.ws 翻墙的好选择,又快又稳

主要是香港地区是出口最快最稳的,所以都选择香港,或者拿香港做跳板

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