If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.

Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. snowflake.torproject.org/

@torproject how safe is this? sounds like a bakt for law enforcement

How about actually *reading* the page linked to? Your snowflake acts as a little proxy hop to enter the Tor network, not as an exit node. Of course you should not run it in an environment where the Internet is censored.

@erAck @torproject my internet isn't censored but i know abt russian mathematician getting arrested on cp distribution charges bc he ran an exit node. i didn't read it in full but i am concerned

@erAck @torproject i'm not well versed in security or how tor works. i just wanna be safe and not draw in unneeded attention.


@kat It is possible a local observer can determine you're running Snowflake. Other commenters are correct that this is just an entry into the Tor network, so a local observer capturing all traffic will only see encrypted Tor traffic (which would NOT include "what website are they visiting" for example).

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