Since Facebook was blocked in China back in 2008, more and more countries are following the trend and block Facebook as well. Every country has its own reasons but all of them share the same will of controlling information.
One of the best services that unblocks Facebook, www.securitales.com , became very popular among tourists and expats for the simple reason that it is the only service that can efficiently unblock Facebook without any additional installation on the user’s computer. When it comes to install a new software on your computer, people are reluctant of trying new things even if you want to login to Facebook. This one does not have this problem.
We have tested securitales.com quite a lot and couldn’t find any Facebook login feature that has not been working as we expected. The chat works ok, comments, Likes, Tagging and Photo upload all work as we expected. Even Farmville is working. The only disadvantage we could think of is the need to login Facebook again every time you login to Securitales. The reason for that is probably extra security but we are ok with that.
In 2008 the Chinese government declared Facebook as a persona non grata in the Chinese Internet and decided that Facebook will be blocked and it will be impossible to login to Facebook from now on. Why did they do it? The answer is very clear. They were afraid. Afraid of information to be precise. Events that happened in China in the past and were heavily reported in the world news were usually ignored by the authorities and when Facebook got into the picture that became a real problem. How can you control information if anyone can just login to Faceobok and get the information he needs and looking for, without the regime’s protection?