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.

@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.

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).

@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?

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

@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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