Questions tagged [censorship]

Censorship is the suppression of information and is often done by governments.

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How can I use Tor from networks whose operators attempt to block Tor use? [duplicate]

How can I use Tor from networks whose operators attempt to block Tor use? For example, I previously used Tor from my school's network to avoid restriction of my Web browsing based on keywords, but ...
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My ISP/Network/Government has blocked access to the TorProject website. How can I download Tor?

I'm trying to download Tor but my ISP/Network administrator/Government has blocked access to the TorProject website. How do I download Tor?
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Website blocking Tor Traffic

I am trying to access a website with Tor and recently it began rejecting my traffic with "Gateway GEO - IP Alert This request is blocked by the SonicWall Gateway GEO IP service." I looked around ...
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A website is stopping access from Tor, are there any solutions?

Here's the issue with a website. When I used VPN plus Tor: I got banned. When I use VPN (but use a normal browser), I am Ok and can normally do what I have to do at that website. So, if the Tor ...
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How to run an obfs4 bridge?

I want to help censored users. How can I run an obfs4 (Pluggable Transport) bridge on a Debian-like GNU/Linux machine?
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What common sites are known to be troublesome for Tor use?

Certain sites block traffic from known exit nodes, and some sites simply show a CAPTCHA due to excessive abuse, etc. Is there a list of websites known to be troublesome for visitors using Tor?
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Tor does not connect----The probable cause: The security system CYBEROAM

My college has installed a security system called Cyberoam. Now they have blocked many things including youtube, break, etc., as a counter measure, I tried to find a way to circumvent this security ...
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How to install a Transport Plugin on OnionPi

so I got Onion Pi from Adafruit running on my RaspberryPi2 and I can connect and everything. Problem is I'm living in China and most tor traffic is blocked by the great firewall. However, I did ...
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Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities?

Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities? Or does the client reach the directory authorities to fetch the consensus only after building a circuit so that we have {...
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If I log into facebook with Tor, am I still protected?

I want to be able to log into social networking sites like FB. Do I have to make a new account or will Tor protect my identity still? I think I logged into FB and realized that I might not be ...
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Why is Tor not illegal anywhere?

According to the Tor FAQ and the answer to a different question on this site, Tor is not illegal anywhere, but some countries, e.g. China, are censoring Tor. Why don't these countries ban Tor, and ...
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Any way to use Flash with Tor (to ONLY view country-blocked video streams)?

How can I configure Tor, with the Flash player, for ONLY accessing region-banned videos?
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Using Tor in Iran for the first time. User Guide.

I am about to go to Iran next week. I've got Tor's Browser Bundle installed, but will I need anything else configured to ensure anonymous and uncontrolled browsing? Thanks!
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Facebook mobile phone activation

Why does the hidden service of facebook (http://facebookcorewwwi.onion) ask for a mobile phone verification? Isn't the goal of TOR to be able to visit pages which are censored in some countries (e.g. ...