Press and Reports

Press Coverage

Washington Post: Internet activists are finding ways around China’s Great Firewall
June 14, 2016
“This is part of a series examining the impact of China’s Great Firewall, a mechanism of Internet censorship and surveillance that affects nearly 700 million users.” (Read the full article)

Washington Post: What Hillary Clinton, Google can do about censorship in China
Jan 20, 2010
“If the State Department and internet giants really want to promote free access to the Internet worldwide, the most effective thing they could do is to support the Global Internet Freedom Consortium.” (Read the full article)

New York Times: Tear Down This Cyberwall!
June 17, 2009
“The unrest unfolding in Iran is the quintessential 21st-century conflict. On one side are government thugs firing bullets. On the other side are young protesters firing ‘tweets.’ The protesters’ arsenal, such as those tweets on Twitter.com, depends on the Internet or other communications channels. So the Iranian government is blocking certain Web sites and evicting foreign reporters or keeping them away from the action.” (Read the full article) (Read the full article)

Forbes: Cracks In the Wall
Feb 27, 2006
“With engineering help from half a dozen Western firms, the Chinese Communist Party has erected a huge apparatus to censor free speech. A ragtag crew of hacker dissidents may succeed in tearing it down.” (Read the full article)

Other Reports

VPN Reviewz: UltraSurf Review
August 19, 2015
“UltraSurf is a bit different than most of the VPN services we review. This is a free service, provided by the company UltraReach, which is headquartered in the US. It was designed to help people in China get around government censorship, but has a global user base. It’s one of the most popular censorship circumvention tools available at present.” (Read the full report)

Another U.S. Deficit–China and America–Public Diplomacy in the age of the Internet
A Minority staff report for the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate
Feb 15 2011
“UltraReach soon found their products being used by democracy activists and ordinary citizens to circumvent Internet censorship in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Burma and Vietnam countries which have looked to China for lessons in Internet control or to whom China has directly provided such technologies to counter such products.” (Read the full report)

Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society: 2007 circumvention landscape report: methods, uses and tools
March 5 2009
“UltraReach provides an easy to use interface that is able to access all content in the face of active blocking attempts. UltraReach’s performance is the best of any tool tested in filtering countries, the only tool to display okay speed for both image heavy and simple, text oriented sites. UltraReach implements its own filters that block offensive material according to its own criteria. UltraReach can be recommended for widespread use as the best performing of all the tested tools…” (Read the full report)