[tor-project] VKontakte recommending Tor for circumvention, links sketchy app for iOS

Nathan Freitas nathan at freitas.net
Mon May 22 17:59:40 UTC 2017

I have fwd to Mike Tigas who can hopefully coordinate some appropriate
outreach and awareness.

On Sat, May 20, 2017, at 06:33 PM, David Fifield wrote:
> I was reading about Ukraine's May 16 blocking of Russian web sites and
> the resulting increase in Tor users:
> 	https://www.rt.com/business/388502-ukraine-bans-vk-yandex/
> 	https://metrics.torproject.org/userstats-relay-country.html?start=2017-05-01&end=2017-06-01&country=ua&events=on
> 	https://metrics.torproject.org/userstats-bridge-country.html?start=2017-05-01&end=2017-06-01&country=ua
> One of the blocked sites is VKontakte, a service like Facebook. I found
> that they have a page on circumvention that recommends e.g. Opera VPN,
> Tunnelbear, and Tor Browser.
> 	https://vk.com/page-22884714_52979730 (https://web.archive.org/web/20170520222918/https://vk.com/page-22884714_52979730)
> Their links for Windows, macOS, and Android look good, but for iOS they
> are linking to some weird third-party app "VPN Browser - TOR-powered
> unlimited VPN":
> 	https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/vpn-browser-tor-powered-unlimited-vpn/id961073150
> Perhaps someone could get them to link something more reasonable?
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