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

Collin Anderson collin at averysmallbird.com
Tue Feb 25 14:43:19 PST 2014


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Andrew Lewman <liberationtech at lewman.us>wrote:

> Idle curiosity, what percent of Iranian Internet users use a proxy
> (or don't go naked on the Internet)? 1%? 5%? 50%?
>

I tend to cite the Iranian chief of police's "about 20 to 30 percent of
(Iranian internet) users use VPN" quote from two years ago on this question
[1]. Brute forcing the number out from public data, it appears reasonable
and the latest round of filtering has probably driven it to the higher end
of the range.

[1]
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jIFi-LdqBsdtrj7mRYnCMTlSGjCA?docId=CNG.f710ad6e0ee1dc52f64c985918d1bac1.741
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*Collin David Anderson*
averysmallbird.com | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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