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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

@kat @torproject from the description it seems like an entry point, not an exit point, so probably no business for policemen.

@kat @torproject

"There is no need to worry about which websites people are accessing through your proxy. Their visible browsing IP address will match their Tor exit node, not yours."

From the website.

@kat
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.
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@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).

@kat @torproject That should be pretty safe, as your browser won't be an exit node, but just an entry node or even a proxy to reach Tor at all. So your own IP won't show up in any web server logs.

@torproject I'll never remember to turn extensions on, but if there's a service for it, I can crontab it to go on while I'm sleeping, just like for torrenting.

@torproject I just installed it and try it out now.Seems to work,haven't got any error message so far but there are no users yet.Does it work if the browser I installed it in is configured to connect to the internet using Tor or does it need a direct connection?

@nipos @torproject

Just run on the normal internet. If the wiki page is up to date this feature is only in alpha version of the tor browser, and not yet on windows at all. Hence a low amount of users

@syme @torproject I don't actually care about Windows as I run Arch Linux and I use the normal Firefox with this addons but my Firefox is configured to connect over Tor (SOCKS5 proxy to 127.0.0.1:9050 with local Tor command line client) and that's the point where I don't know if it's compatible.

#LB c'est PAS un flocon de neige avec cette symétrie 8 :grr:

@wxcafe @lulucybrelu wow j'étais persuadée

il a une vibe de type mort

@torproject only a few people are using snowflake now : metrics.torproject.org/usersta
Could you explain why ? Maybe is it only in the alpha branch of the TOR Browser ?

@IPv7 @torproject i have it turned on since last day and it stills says 0 clients connected :blobcatumm:
maybe wait a little bit for it to work?

@Ste1lar @torproject me too, it's the reason of my question...
I think it's working, but almost nobody using it yet.

@torproject this needs WebRTC turned on to work.

anybody who uses a VPN will disable this in their browser. i know i did.

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