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 Google.com, 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