Google has disabled the ability to use its domains to bypass locks

By: Elena Shcherban | 19.04.2018, 22:05
Google has disabled the ability to use its domains to bypass locks

Google stopped supporting domain fronting to hide the end address,   As a result, developers of various services and   no more applications   can use the Google Network in   as a proxy.

What does it mean

Previously, Google was a so-called loophole for circumventing state " censorship " : developers could redirect traffic to   Its own servers through the domain, thus avoiding all kinds of locks.

But   Now the company has stopped supporting domain-fronting , and   The first to notice is the developers of the anonymous browser Tor 13. In   Google confirmed this information and   They stated that they did not   are going to return a function.

" Using a dummy domain is never   was Google's functionality, but   before   This last time it worked because of the features of our software. we   We constantly update the network and   at   the next supplement was disabled this mode. Return it to   future   not   plan "   - emphasized in   Google.

What are the consequences?

Such changes will strike at   services working in   bypassing the locks, among which the Signal Messenger, the Great Fire start-up, struggling with   free Internet in   China, and   VPN service Psiphon and   other anonymizers.

The international organization Access Now, which is in favor of   freedom in   the Internet, called on Google to reconsider its position: "The resolution of the dummy domain meant that potentially millions of people were able to get a freer Internet and   enjoy their human rights. we   Urge Google to remember   commitment to human rights and   freedom of the Internet. "

Source: The Verge