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Govt. of India banned Tiktok so well that it is not accessible with a VPN even when you have TikTok installed on your phone.

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  • 4
    Time for tor
  • 3
    I am not security expert and definitely not on vpns but how is that possible? Can someone explain?
  • 16
    Sounds like a bad VPN that doesn't provide custom DNS servers.
    It's impossible to geo-ban an app completely.
  • 3
    @lamka02sk
    If you control the literal border routers you can control access to known vpn endpoint addresses, sort of. That said, there's very easy ways to wrap your traffic in traffic that won't send up red flags, so it's pretty simple to bypass, even in China.
  • 11
    I hope everyone bans these shitty apps soon
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  • 4
    @SortOfTested umm.. You mean like double encryption? I.E. Client-border router and router-vpn in south amer? Wouldn't that require tremendous amounts of resources [encryption + filtering + encryption]?
    Otherwise I don't see how could it be possible to mitm+filter encrypted vpn traffic

    my guess would be dns-level ban :) not all vpns suggest their dns settings
  • 3
    @netikras I'm unsure about the situation but I'm gonna agree with @PrivateGER and blame it on shit quality VPN providing little to no protection.
  • 2
    @theKarlisK depends on what you mean by 'protection' :)

    i mean you can set up your routing table to hide all the traffic, including dns queries, assuming you're using a 3rd-party dns, not your isp's. Not fucking your routing table automatically is not lack of protection - it's not fucking things up and leaving that part for the client :) frankly I do prefer this kind of vpn clients [looking at you, anyconnect, you mfucker!]
  • 4
    The Tiktok users are not this smart
    Most of em' gonna quit using it
  • 7
    I mean I hate governments blocking apps or websites as much as anyone, but this is TikTok...
  • 1
    Disable js and ENJOY tiktok
  • 1
    @netikras Yeah but by 'protection' I was implying that the VPN basically does none of that whatsoever.
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    @PrivateGER usually they block custom dns servers too, it a game of cat and mouse
    even during nation wide porn ban they did the same thing
  • 1
    @hardfault China tries to block stuff for years and is still failing. I doubt India can do better.
  • 1
    @PrivateGER there is no logical reasoning in that statement, it’s seems like your personal opinion
  • 1
    @hardfault Yes there is. China has been working hard on their Great Firewall for years now, but you just cannot block VPN servers because it takes less than 10 seconds to simply spin up a new one on some random server and serving the VPN over port 443, making it undetectable for anything but Deep Packet Inspection. Blocking web services is a losing battle unless you just disconnect the whole thing.
  • 1
    @PrivateGER yes but 120 million users going through vpn tunnels will produce a unusable experience any way

    sometimes you don’t have to ban it, just make the experience crappy enough
  • 1
    @hardfault Nah, that won't be unusable. It's all a question of smart load balancing, which pretty much all VPN providers are already doing.
  • 1
    @PrivateGER DISABLE JAVASCRIPT
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  • 0
    @PrivateGER nothing just kidding
  • 1
    I'd like to know the reason why it was banned.
  • 1
    @PrivateGER may be, but user side experience is crappy based on my uses and none is going to at a paid VPN to use tiktok ( or anything in that regard)
  • 1
    @hardfault Eh, I wouldn't be surprised! Most of the audience TikTok has is pretty young, tech proficient and will want to keep using it.
  • 1
    @Lensflare there was a LoC violation dispute between Chinese and Indian soldiers

    20 indian soldiers died
  • 0
    @hardfault lol wat? 😄
  • 0
    Tbh, someone reverse engineered the app and was rather shocked as to what the app collects how it tries to hide this so I'm not remotely surprised
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