Turkish People Turn to Tor as Country Cracks Down on Internet

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If at first you don’t succeed — find a workaround. Thousands of people inside of Turkey are flocking to Tor, the anonymous Web browser software freely distributed on the Internet, after the Turkish government blocked use of Twitter inside the country last week. As of Tuesday morning, Tor traffic from users directly connecting out of Turkey was around 55,000 people, more than double the number of Turkish users on the software just days before the government instituted the ban of the microblogging service. The Tor browser allows users to bypass the government’s block by rerouting Internet traffic through “onion nodes,” essentially one of a few workarounds that circumvents Turkey’s IP-level ban. The government enacted the ban last week after anonymous users posted clips that allegedly featured Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a number of other government officials engaging in bribery and corruption.

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