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Offline YLAP

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Russia bans VPNs
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:01:12 AM »
It gets more and more interesting  :o

Russia bans VPNs and other anonymous web browsing tools in censorship crackdown https://www.windowscentral.com/russia-bans-vpns-and-other-anonymous-web-browsing-tools-censorship-crackdown

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Re: Russia bans VPNs
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 01:06:04 PM »
Hi YLAP,

Pluggable Transports help you bypass censorship against Tor: https://www.torproject.org/docs/pluggable-transports.html.en
but I would be very cautious to use it there, where authorities block and monitor, as new vulnerabilities are found again and again.
Example: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2016-November/042639.html

For foreigners: https://privacytoolsio.github.io/privacytools.io/#network

And there is always an alternative, that might be legit and does not use any servers the government blocks,
the BRIAR project for instance:  https://briarproject.org/index.html

Also read for background:
https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/russias-big-brother-is-trying-to-watch-you-but-is-annoyed-you-wont-let-him-58248

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Re: Russia bans VPNs
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 02:29:27 PM »
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