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[liberationtech] Many VPNs and Psiphon are currently blocked in Iran right now

Nima Fatemi nima at redteam.io
Sat Feb 22 13:18:45 PST 2014


Nariman Gharib:
> Today I asked my friend who works at Manoto Tv which is a popular satellite
> tv for Iranian based London, to they asked their audience on Facebook to
> test Tor... here the result ( in persian you can use google translate )
> https://www.facebook.com/manototv/photos/a.373466005978.201927.211358470978/10152223429605979/?type=1&stream_ref=10
> 
> MANY OF THEM COULD NOT OPEN EVEN THE URL NOT FROM PC NOT FROM MOBILE.

You've pretty much misunderstood users here!
The URL users are complaining about is the orbot dl-link not browsing
over Tor.

I understand Tor is slower than normal connection. I've been a Tor user
inside Iran after all. And yes, it's not dead-easy, but when no other
fairly-safe option is available, I rather to help users understand and
use Tor instead of other sketchy tools.
And for the record, with some patience you can still load a video on
youtube (I've just confirmed this over a 128kb/s connection on my box
inside .ir).

Again, I believe with more education we can make this arm-race easier
for us and harder for .ir gov.

It can also buy us more time to understand the needs and develop more tools.

All the bests,
-- 
Nima
0XC009DB191C92A77B | mrphs - https://anarchy.io

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right
to say it" --Evelyn Beatrice Hall



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