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[liberationtech] Twitter email to Algerian activists

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at
Sat Feb 12 16:36:19 PST 2011

On 02/12/2011 04:19 PM, Yosem Companys wrote:
> Someone sent this to Algerian activists over Twitter.  Is it legit?
>  Shouldn't they just use TOR proxy?

There are already some people in Algeria using Tor:

They should absolutely be using Tor. Censorship (perhaps only DNS
poisoning) is a telltale sign of infrastructure you can't trust. If
they're blocking, they're probably also logging. Using the IP of twitter
is not going to help with much. It will also probably complicate a few
of the useful security properties offered by Twitter. As an example
SSL/TLS certs will have errors for mismatched names, etc.

Suggest to people in Algeria that they should use Tor:

Probably if they're on Windows, it's reasonable to suggest Tor Browser

All the best,

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