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How VPN software apps work?

I have seen cases where people install a VPN app on their phones to circumvent governments which bar access to certain websites (I have heard China is an example of this). I am curious how these apps ...
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Can someone who owns the wire read my SSL? [duplicate]

This question is regarding internet telecoms when the companies themselves are not to be trusted / cooperating with censorship-oriented governments, etc. Question: Assuming that a telecom owns the ...
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How can the ISP block Sarawak Report even if I am entering Sarawak Report from google search?

Sarawak report is blocked in Malaysia. I think that by doing a Google search on relevant keywords, and then click on the relevant link, I can access the website, because from what I know, the ...
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How do country's block politically charged spam? [closed]

I have a friend who is returning to China shortly, and I wanted to stay in touch with him so I got his email address. I was wondering what precautions does China (or any other dictatorial regimes for ...
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How to explain to a non IT person whether the Internet can be “shut down”? [closed]

When Donald trump first stated he wanted to "shut down the Internet", a few people asked me if he could do that. How can I simply explain that the Internet is a Web and not a two way stream?
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My country is attempting to block WhatsApp, what to do?

My country (Brazil) will start a 48 hour block on WhatsApp tomorrow, with cooperation from data (3G/4G) companies, but not home ISP companies (yet). My question is: How can I still access and send ...
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How would a resourceful government block Tor?

I came across this article saying that after the November 2015 Paris attacks, some French police officers proposed to ban Tor. Tor is used to circumvent censorship! What security techniques would ...
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NoScript goes berserk in Iran (Request filtered by ABE) [closed]

For years now NoScript has provided good services to me and as I am in Iran now I am quite surpirsed which kinds of messages I'm getting from it. Since my arrivial here I have tried three different ...
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Is there any reason to block HTTPS?

Within our local education's I.T system, all websites served via HTTPS are blocked, except a select few websites which are 'authorized'. This results in some websites being unable to function ...
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How does a government shutdown Internet (and how to bypass it)?

Recently the government of India shutdown Internet in the state of Gujarat due to riots. How does this "internet shutdown" work? How can someone who is in the country circumvent this? What can a ...
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How does a country block/censor an encrypted website (HTTPS)?

Given that Site X uses HTTPS, how can it be blocked by a country? My browser reads: 128-bit encryption | ECDHE_RSA as key exchange. I say it's blocked since when I use Tor, it works fine. One ...
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Howto pass overly protective corporate firewall

My Corporate Network was always being monitored, but a few days ago they started to block and censor all HTTPS traffic. Recently IT guys forged certificates for all major HTTPS web sites and acts as a ...
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Internet and Email privacy in an “internet-enemy” country [closed]

Here where I live, it is believed that all the internet traffic goes through the hands of government agencies, and the telecommunication office is actually owned by the government. Given the ...
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Filtering In Iran

Since many of you already know the Iranian government aggressively uses internet censorship to block sites such as facebook, flicker, bbc, etc. The Iranian people use various methods to bypass ...
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Confidentiality without Encryption - A way to circumvent Internet censorship

Nowadays we see that countries like China and Iran detect and block all encrypted connections as a way to prevent their citizens from communicating over the Internet freely. Although encryption ...
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The safest way to circumventing Iran's Internet censorship

We usually buy services like VPN, SOCKS, Kerio [Kerio Connect?]... to circumvent Iran's Internet censorship policy. Recently, one of the shops started selling [one of] Kerio's products, for which I do ...
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How can I use a VPN to protect my privacy

How should I configure a VPN in order to access blocked websites and to hide my identity? Usually I use SSH tunneling to protect my privacy and to escape censorship. I know nothing else about VPNs ...
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What happens if a pro-censor ISP has Telex key(s)?

I've been watching more and more people jump on the idea of Telex as a way to prevent internet censorship (e.g. http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/38207/ -- not my comments at the bottom ...