Richard Patterson is the Founder of Comparitech and has spent the last 13 years building online businesses in the US and UK which empower consumers looking to purchase tech products and services.
Yes, Google Plus is blocked in China. Google’s social network, Google Plus (or Google+, if you prefer), may play a vast second fiddle to the more popular social networks around, but it’s still operates a source for the free exchange of ideas. For Chinese content blocking purposes, the lack of popularity for the site does […]
Yes, BitcoinTalk.org is blocked in China. Most users who attempt to access the forum from the mainland will instead see an error page. Some users reported being able access BitcoinTalk.org from inside Shanghai’s free trade zone, which is known to have more lenient censorship rules in place than the rest of the country. Others say […]
The Russia-based social networking website VK.com is not blocked in China. It appears that requests to requests from mainland China to the Russian website all go through without any errors. However, there is a chance that parts of VK.com will be blocked in China. This is because you can login into and interact with VK.com […]
Is Facebook blocked in Sri Lanka? Yes, Facebook is blocked in Sri Lanka as of March 8, 2018, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, and Viber. The Sri Lankan government instituted the ban in order to quell anti-Muslim violence in the country following a week of riots. Authorities stated the ban will remain in place until Facebook […]
What is the broadband speed test? Measure your broadband internet speed in seconds using our free tool, and earn money for charity while you do it. That’s the idea behind Comparitech’s broadband speed test, which measures download speed, upload speed, and latency (ping) on any type of broadband: ADSL, cable, fiber, and even mobile connections […]