Ethiopian users blocked from Tor Project

INTERNET

|
Image: By Tor Project
Ethiopian users blocked from Tor Project

The Tor Project, a site that allows users to browse anonymously and access banned sites, says Ethio Telecom appears to be blocking users from the Tor Network.

Tor Network says its statistics show a complete drop of Ethiopian users, and suggests Ethio Telecom - the country’s only ISP - is likely using Deep Packet Inspection to prevent users from accessing the Tor site.

The report comes amid growing concern that Ethiopia may be censoring media content. Reporters Without Borders has also accused the biggest state printer, Berhanena Selam, of attempting to impose political censorship on media content.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

Malawi Internet cost reduces with submarine cable connectivity

Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has said the country’s Internet access is now 50 percent cheaper than it was five years ago, due to optic fibre cable connectivity to the submarine cable. Read More

Congo’s Université Marien Ngouabi launches website

L’Université Marien Ngouabi, Congo Brazzaville’s oldest tertiary institution, launched its first website this week. Read More

Internet of Things – when problems can be hidden in a billion places

In the Internet of Things era all things can be connected. But when billions of things are connected, there are also billions of points of contact to sift through to identify faults, says Riverbed. Read More

Internet.org business plan a “race to the bottom” - 2go

Partnerships between African operators and Facebook’s Internet.org app that make certain content free to subscribers is a “race to the bottom” which will shrink long-term revenues and hurt local content providers, according to Marc Herson, COO of mobile social network 2go. Read More

Liquid Telecom to launch FTTH services in Kenya, Rwanda

Liquid Telecom has announced it will launch Fibre To The Home (FTTH) in Kenya, Rwanda and two other African countries early next year. Read More

Rwanda officially launches 4G LTE network

Rwanda has officially launched its 4G LTE network, aiming to take access to 95% of citizens by 2017.  Read More

Submarine cable to be built across South Atlantic

Angola Cables has signed a contract with NEC Corporation to build the world’s first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic. Read More

Inquest into politician’s death turns to satellite images

An inquest into the death of an opposition politician has seen the parties involved toying with the idea of using satellite image experts.  Read More

Spawning Africa’s digital dragons in the cloud

For much of Africa, the digital dragon has not yet been born, but in the cloud, we have the ideal incubator to nurture dragons and opportunities alike. Read More

24online deploys access management solution across 5 Kenyan airports

24online, a product of Elitecore and global provider of Internet Access Management solution, has announced the deployment of its hotspot management solution across five Kenyan Authority airports.  Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020, says a new GSMA report.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  

COMPANY NEWS

VMware Study: Businesses can Take Three Weeks to get Employees Mobile-Ready

EMEA businesses say concerns over trust, ownership and delivery capability may hold back taking advantage of the mobile cloud-era.