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Re: [tor-talk] Italy - third highest number users
> Somehow in August, Italy got a few thousand additional Tor users and
> became third as far as usage of Tor:
> Any insight?
A major local filesharing website (hundreds of thousands active users)
was blocked at the DNS level in the country around that time. Among the
solutions to circumvent the block proposed by the admins of the site
through their twitter account was the usage of Tor.
It is also interesting to note that, after this, a sizable portion of
Italian Internet users now uses a DNS other than the one supplied by
their ISP, and usually a foreign one. This reduces the impact any
further censorship imposed at the DNS level might have.
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