[tor-talk] Many more Tor users in the past week?

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.net
Tue Aug 27 07:30:02 UTC 2013

On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 03:08:44 -0400
Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:

> Anybody know details? It's easy to speculate (Pirate Browser publicity
> gone overboard? People finally reading about the NSA thing? Botnet?),
> but some good solid facts would sure be useful.


Just in these recent days Russia has extended its Internet censorship to
require ISPs to not just block things like child pornography and drug
dealer websites, but also any websites against which a copyright complaint has
been filed.

This "anti-piracy" law is in force since 1st August and just in these recent
days has been used to block websites of two popular torrent trackers:


Instructions on how to bypass this censorship are all over the Russian
internet, and feature TBB prominently as one of the first "go to" options.

Incidentally because of this there's also now talk about plans to forbid Tor
in Russia:

With respect,
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