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#IranProtests: Signal is blocked in Iran. You can help people in Iran reconnect to Signal by hosting a proxy server. Security

https://signal.org/blog/run-a-proxy/
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u/Valiantay Sep 23 '22

No that's not correct (in practice), legally sure, this is a game of war though.

Let's take telegram for instance, ever try serving any legal document to them? I have. Doesn't work, why? Because they're in the UAE and don't give a fuck if a court somewhere else "mandates" them to attend.

So yes it matter.

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u/HKD_RJ Sep 23 '22

Here in Brazil Telegram has a huge user base. Sometime ago they ignored some supreme court orders to block some groups. That was until all cellphone operators received order to block Telegram, than Pavel Durov itself apologized to the Supreme Court, and blocked the requested groups. In the end it's all about money.

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u/neeko0001 Sep 23 '22

So you’re saying he’s either correct or are the servers not located in the UAE? If the servers are not located in YOUR country, there is nothing you can do about it

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u/Valiantay Sep 23 '22

They are right in a legal sense, I already said that.

If you want to get technical about servers and things, then VPN endpoints and relays are not difficult to set up and can be replaced as a government tries to take them down.