(Solution. Please read) Re: Help Iranian dissidents by collecting and posting Bridge addresses? (here?)

Chris Humphry humphry.chris at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 19 17:37:50 UTC 2009

To everyone:

Thanks so much for the interest!  I was just watching CNN and they have been reporting from Channel One ( http://channelonetv.com/ ) in LA.  It's the largest and most viewed 'outside' Farsi news channel in Iran.  They are still broadcasting and the owner is an exile from Iran; he is trying to promote Democracy in Iran.  People of Iran can still watch Channel One through Afghan TV; or if the Iranians kept their satellite dishes (the Revolutionary Guard has been taking them) they can watch Channel One because the news station changed it's broadcast frequency.

Channel One has sent 10,000 video cameras in the form of a pen, a "camera pen".  It has audio and records for 20 minutes.  But the neat part is you open it up and you find it's really a USB/camera pen.  I assume it must run on Windows.  Channel One is planning on sending *thousands* more of these pen cameras to Iran this week.

I then thought of contacting Channel One and telling them about Tor, TorBrowserBundle and Tor Bridges.  Why not have them put TBB on *each* pen they send out?  And with each TBB they could include the signature and a .txt file with a few Tor Bridges listed.  Ideally each pen could have a different list of Tor Bridges.  Alought as amir (hushang) aziziIs wrote, Tor is working from Iran at this time.  Is Vidalia trasnled into Farsi?

I will contect Channel One in three hours.  I hope I can get some respones and direction (if I am misguieded) before then.  If the Tor Project or the EFF wanted to be the entity who contacts Channel One be my guest.  

All the best and Demoracy for all!

--- On Thu, 6/18/09, Chris Humphry <humphry.chris at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Chris Humphry <humphry.chris at yahoo.com>
Subject: Help Iranian dissidents by collecting and posting Bridge addresses?  (here?)
To: or-talk at freehaven.net
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 1:26 AM


I have been mounting a little movement to get people to run Tor and setup Tor Bridges to help those in Iran access the Internet.  

Then I found a great message which has been going around asking people to run Tor Bridges.  So I thought: "what about or-talk?".  Would it be wise to ask people in or-talk to provide Bridge addresses to this topic?   When people have submitted say 5 or 10 (or more) Bridge addresses I could collect them and post them to Twitter and lots of other sites.  Is that wise?

Here is the messages I found:


the Iranian dissidents!   


a Tor Bridge and post your Bridge IP!  It
allows them access to the Internet...without proxies they have no voice! 


Bridge: https://www..torproject.org/bridges 


is Tor?: https://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en 


Tor: https://www.torproject.org/easy-download.html.en 


post Bridge IP (use Tor for your anonymity): 


Do not follw the Tor Bridge setup directions from the
"iran.whyweprotest" website. Follow the setup directions from the Tor
website, we now use Vidalia (Tor GUI):

Tor Bridge: https://www.torproject.org/bridges

Please help...without proxies (ie. Bridges) the Iranian dissidents have no



your Tor Bridge: 


of the best ways is to post your Tor Bridge IP address on Twitter with the tag
#iranelection and #helpiranelection  


Below is a Google search string.  Use it to find places to post your Tor Bridge IP address.  Iran Government is blocking more and more
sites all the time...keep moving and they can't stop it! 


search string:  post + proxy + address + iran


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