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Twitter launches new model of website that may bypass Russia restrictions – Nationwide

Twitter launches new model of website that may bypass Russia restrictions – Nationwide

Twitter has launched a privacy-protected model of its website to bypass surveillance and censorship after Russia restricted entry to its service within the nation.

Russia has blocked entry to Fb and has restricted Twitter in an try to attempt to prohibit the circulation of details about its struggle in Ukraine. Each firms have stated they’re engaged on restoring entry to folks inside Russia whilst they prohibit the nation’s state media from their companies.

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Generally known as an “onion” service, customers can entry this model of Twitter in the event that they obtain the Tor browser, which permits folks to entry websites on what can be known as the “darkish internet.” As an alternative of .com, onion websites have a .onion suffix. Common web sites, together with, are additionally accessible on Tor, however the .onion variations are made particularly for Tor and stop the location from being spoofed by malicious actors.

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Whereas the time period “darkish internet” connotes unlawful websites such because the now-defunct Silk Street drug market, additionally it is typically utilized by folks looking for to stay nameless for his or her security and likewise to entry websites censored by repressive governments.

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Fb and different websites such because the BBC even have variations accessible on Tor. Twitter’s model has been within the works for a while, since earlier than the Russian invasion, the corporate confirmed Wednesday.

Software program engineer and web safety knowledgeable Alec Muffett, who has labored with different firms to arrange onion websites, introduced Twitter’s new service on his personal Twitter account.

“That is presumably an important and long-awaited tweet that I’ve ever composed,” he wrote on Tuesday.R

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