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How to access blocked sites

  1. Jun 10, 2017 #1
    What are the free ways of accessing blocked websites? I use Google DNS but even that does not work for some sites. Would you share other ways or DNS numbers?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Jun 10, 2017 #2
    Depends on which type website you want to see. Does it have video or multimedia content in it ?

    If you live in a democratic country that is not known for its censorship then I don't think you should anyway access banned websites.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2017 #3
    It's Wikipedia which is one of my favorite sites.

    Thank you.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2017 #4
    Use Tor browser. Do you live in China ?
     
  6. Jun 10, 2017 #5
    No, in Turkey. Do you know any DNS solution? Is Tor browser secure? I have never used it.

    Thank you.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2017 #6
    I don't think changing DNS work.
    Tor browser is known for its anonymity, your current location is very hard to track in Tor browser.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2017 #7
    But I know changing DNS can work very well with some sites but what is the reason that it does not work for wikipedia?

    Thank you.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2017 #8
    I am in no way a specialist in Networking and stuff. I guess @phinds and @jedishrfu can help on it.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2017 #9

    jedishrfu

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    I think people try to find VPN solutions that allow them to bypass country restrictions. At least until the country realizes that's what it's used for. Many corporations use VPN to encrypt communications between home and office for remote employees working from home,
     
  11. Jun 10, 2017 #10
    There are sites which are called proxies.
    The way it works is that the proxy site is located in a country which is not subject to local restrictions.
    You connect to that site, then they connect you to whatever it is you want to see.
    Many of them are slow and may not last for more than a month or two, but then you find a new one, it is a way around it.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2017 #11

    jedishrfu

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    Yes, these are the VPN solutions I referred to.

    https://vpn.thetop10sites.com/best-...nil1PlrV10zuchTK8q-DF8CAAiermXZHr-xoCxlHw_wcB
     
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  13. Jun 10, 2017 #12

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    Sadly, AFAIK, in the U.S, in ATM transactions, only the PIN is encrypted before sent to the back end, but the content of the remainder of the transaction is not encrypted.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2017 #13
    The OP says that Wikipedia is censored/banned in Turkey.
    Frankly that sounds unbelievable, does China ban Wikipedia?
    Really?
     
  15. Jun 10, 2017 #14

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    Is it even technically possible?
     
  16. Jun 10, 2017 #15
    I am told that in North Korea only privileged persons have full access to the internet, the plebs only get the official version of it.
    However it is possible that what I am told is wrong.
     
  17. Jun 10, 2017 #16

    jedishrfu

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    Ive heard that China is developing an alternative to wikipedia.

    And yes they can selectively ban whatever they want and thats why VPNs are popular until they get banned.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2017 #17

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    But I mean, is there just a single ISP or something? Do they inbound-prohibit some sites?
     
  19. Jun 10, 2017 #18
    Yeah, well that is how the story is told anyway.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2017 #19

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    It is my understanding that the government controls all of the multitudinous ISPs in China and they can (and DO) ban anything they want. It's called "The Great Firewall".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Firewall
     
  21. Jun 10, 2017 #20
    The original internet was a great idea, we got something else instead.
     
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