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Iran: TunnelBear supports open & uncensored internet through anti-censorship solution

" TunnelBear Circumvents Iran VPN Block, Launches 10GB Monthly Offer in the Country", 01 Sep 2020]

As TunnelBear supports individuals in countries like Venezuela and Belarus that have recently experienced internet censorship by providing short-term crisis solutions, the VPN company has made a commitment to providing long-term solutions for those that face ongoing internet censorship in their country. TunnelBear today announced its next step in the fight against online censorship with an offering of 10GB/month of free usage on TunnelBear’s VPN network for those in Iran... Months of development have led to the ability to provide access to TunnelBear in Iran, where many VPNs are blocked. The VPN provider has spent months working to combat online censorship in Iran through a structured four-stage technical development framework, which addresses VPN distribution, API blocking, connecting to a VPN, and maintaining a VPN connection. Iran is the only country - aside from mainland China - where internet users experience censorship across all four stages of the VPN technical framework. All TunnelBear users in Iran will have a free 10GB monthly allowance. This is equivalent to around 20 hours of browsing otherwise blocked social media sites, or around 800 hours of secure web browsing. “We’re proud of the technical progress we’ve made over the past several months to make TunnelBear available to internet users in Iran,” said Justin Watts, head of engineering at TunnelBear. “TunnelBear will always be on the side of an open and uncensored internet, and our upgrade for Iran is the first of many anti-censorship improvements to come.”...