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Russia Blocks TorProject.org and Begins Blocking of Wider Tor Network * TorrentFreak


TorIn an effort to control what its citizens can and cannot access on the internet, Russia continues to develop systems for denying access to websites and services.

From copyright infringing content to terrorist propaganda (and whatever the government deems offensive in between), Russia is determined to implement restrictions on Internet users, regardless of the broader implications.

At least initially, local users confidently utilized tools including VPNs to circumvent censorship but with rising pressure from the authorities, even these have come under threat, despite the consequences.

Of course, when times got really tough there was always the robust, privacy-focused Tor network to fall back on but if the past few days are anything to go by, even this old faithful could find itself severely compromised, at least in Russia.

Russia Begins Efforts to Block Tor

Since the start of December, efforts have been underway to begin the not-insignificant task of blocking Tor. According to

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