VPN Banned In Pakistan

I just read in the news that VPN aka virtual private network has been blocked.

Source :- http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/vpn-bannedpakistan-to-aid-security_581084.html

I also read about it at ummat.net

yup, the apparent reason they are giving is that it hinders governments ability to monitor traffic. Https is next, bye bye safe and secure browsing.

PTA has its head so far up its rear, its a wonder they can do anything at all. <_<

Idiocracy, Nuff said.

Now anyone can intrude your personal or secure browsing..This is all what government needs because these bullheads will certainly be exploited by some intruder in very near offing...

Traffic Monitoring---bahh!

Yes, especially internet marketers need proxies or vpn because they need to create many accounts in websites for seo purposes. They will be effected the most ... IMHO

Not a good decision.

however using HMA VPN and it is working without a problem.

hope it would work

rolling stone is music industry magazine and very reputable too, pta has banned that too, third world dilemma

here is link for 100 greatest artist(musicians) which is banned in pk, i guess according to pta its a list of 100 greatest terrorist, hahaha

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231

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rolling stone is music industry magazine and very reputable too, pta has banned that too, third world dilemma

here is link for 100 greatest artist(musicians) which is banned in pk, i guess according to pta its a list of 100 greatest terrorist, hahaha

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231

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pathetic.

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PTA has its head so far up its rear, its a wonder they can do anything at all. <_<

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This is so fucking stupid… I don’t they have even have heads, just asses all the way.

Another nail on the coffin that is the internet services in Pakistan. Gawd knows after the ISPs are done tweaking the blocking at their end how that would hamper normal internet activity.

The terrorists are winning... either way...

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Not a good decision.

however using HMA VPN and it is working without a problem.

hope it would work

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Not sure if it will work or not but if someone use VPN or proxies will PTA people knock your door ?

Just plain stupidity. Following the same argument we should ban people from carrying locked briefcases because they may contain weapons. :) Neowin picked up on this story some days ago:

http://www.neowin.net/news/pakistan-bans-encryption-because-of-terrorists

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Just plain stupidity. Following the same argument we should ban people from carrying locked briefcases because they may contain weapons. Neowin picked up on this story some days ago:
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Very well, I have to vote this up ;)

Friends,

PTA do it to save LDI operators A$$ as most of the illegal Exchange or gateway operators are use to use these type of services for there VOIP biz. for more information check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VoIP_VPN

Google4u

Guys will you stop using VPN after hearing this ? I mean if someone use Proxies for legal work like Search engine optimization then he should stop using it ?

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Not sure if it will work or not but if someone use VPN or proxies will PTA people knock your door ?

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i dont think so.

if they dont want us to use VPN, they have all the control on the back end

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Friends,

PTA do it to save LDI operators A$ as most of the illegal Exchange or gateway operators are use to use these type of services for there VOIP biz. for more information check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VoIP_VPN

Google4u

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Buddy PTA just does not have the capacity to monitor all the gray traffic, the max they could do right now is monitor 30% at best. Again the APC rates are set so high that the service providers can not make any profit instead they end up paying more, and who set those rates, The Interior Ministry and who is running the Interior Ministry. A guy by the name of Rehman Malik who is also owner of a UK telecom company by the name of Hollywell Telecomunications. Government of Pakistan is roughly losing 25million dollars per month, 300 million per anum, yet no action is being taken to stop this.

Next step is banning torrents..How about that now... :D

and I am seeing this thing in very very near future. After all, everything PTA is doing right now is altogether piss-off!

I do not think it is just right to ban the use of VPN as there are far more uses to it that what meets the eye.

I do not think that it is fair for them to put a stop on the usage of it just for the sake of being able to monitor internet activity. They are following the US norm, eh? They are rather taking a further step back than move forward in allowing a way to browse the internet securely.

Though the use of VPN really makes no way of monitoring.