[tor-talk] Blocking event in Kazakhstan, October 2014?

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Sat Jan 3 09:30:58 UTC 2015

Did something happen in Kazakhstan in the first week of October 2014?
There big decrease in relay users (about 40%) accompanied by a
simultaneous big increase in bridge users (about 800%).

Take a look at the graphs (also attached):

I wrote a program to look for blocking events by looking for unlikely
increases/decreases in relays and bridges simultaneously. This
Kazakhstan event was one of the highest-scored finds by the program. I'm
not aware of a Tor blocking event in Kazakhstan at that time, but it's
the same pattern (decrease in relays and increase in bridges) that we've
seen in Iran in late July 2014:

David Fifield

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