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Questions tagged [censorship]

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Is it impossible for an ISP to block access to a site that has a dynamic IP?

I was reading on how ISPs in many countries block access to many sites. This got me wondering -- How do ISPs block sites in the first place? I found answers here, and reading through, it became ...
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Can Facebook break the WhatsApp E2E encryption without the customers noticing?

I read a lot of reports from corporate media complaining that you can't censor "fake news" sent via WhatsApp. Mainstream media claims that because of "fake news" the wrong person got elected in Brazil....
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Outsmart Google Drive censorship with 7zip encryption

I use sometimes Google Drive for sharing large files. Google Drive is fast and user friendly. I don't wish that Google sees the content of my files and try to encrypt the filename and content. My ...
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Is there any way to bypass sni-based https filtering?

From the side of the website owner, not the client. South Korean government announced that they will censor internet by sni filtering. According to korean law, every porn website will be blocked ...
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Can access blocked site using lynx but not cURL nor browser

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here it goes. The government of the country I live in has blocked wikipedia.org. Out of curiosity, I was messing around to maybe ascertain ...
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How to route internet traffic through google

I'm in a situation which my network provider blocks all my internet access except for google and its branches (drive , gmail ,etc...). I'm looking for a way to route my traffic through google (with a ...
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Bypass Censorship and Filtering Using Blockchain Technology [closed]

I heard some people and companies (like Telegram) claiming it's possible to bypass censorship & filtering of internet using Blockchain technology, for example to prevent censorship of a certain ...
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How do people in China get past the Great Firewall in practice?

I know that China prevents access to many resources/content on the Internet via a "great firewall". While there are multiple ways of getting past/through this firewall - some are more involved and ...
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How to Survive Iran's Internet Censorship in January 2018?

The Iranian government has harshly cracked down the Internet. Aside from denied access to many websites and services, many VPN services are disrupted. Formerly, Cisco AnyConnect Compatible VPN ...
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Wikipedia censorship breaks after accessing Wikimedia

I live in Turkey, and Wikipedia is blocked for some stupid reason! But I've noticed that if I open "https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page" which is not censored, I can then access Wikipedia as ...
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Shadowsocks: Doesn't communication with just one server look suspicious to the GFW?

From what I understand, Shadowsocks masks SOCKS5 traffic as HTTPS traffic, so that the GFW cannot detect it by packet inspection. Shadowsocks can be installed on my own server, naturally. For usage, I ...
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Has there ever been a country that implemented whitelist-based internet censorship?

We hear time and time again of countries censoring internet traffic by blocking IP Ranges. Without getting into the politics of it, let's take for example China's Great Firewall. Even though it is ...
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Vpn or proxy app for unblocking while using another vpn in android [duplicate]

My dorm's network uses a VPN to connect to university's internet network (without this VPN you can only access university's website and nothing more!). And also I live in a country where there's ...
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Can SNI faking be useful for confusing Deep Packet Inspection (web filters etc.)?

There are several countries in our progressive world that apply filtering rules defined by the state — implementing censorship. As I can suppose, ISPs are blocking websites by their IPs. Just because ...
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Which type of censorship is being carried out by an ISP (in my case Airtel)?

My ISP is Airtel Broadband. I tried opening numerous websites (apunkabollywood.com being one) but I get a clear message saying that: Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions ...
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Bypassing the GFW with IPv6 and proxying all IPv4 traffic

I hope I'm in the right forum for this kind of question. I'm in China and as you're probably all aware, the Great Firewall (GFW) blocks a lot of websites. Surprisingly, when using the IPv6 connection ...
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How are whatsapp calls banned even with VPN in countries like UAE

As you may know, some countries are blocking access to whatsapp calls, but users usually overcome that with a VPN service, but today even with that powerful internet anonymity solution, ISPs and ...
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How does VPN software 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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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 ...