The media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders has released its annual list of "Enemies of the Internet," which this year includes. The United States and United Kingdom achieved the dubious honor of being branded "Enemies of the Internet" for the first time. Watchdog. Jump to RWB "Internet enemies" and "countries under surveillance" lists - RWB "Internet enemies" and "countries under surveillance" lists. Bahrain: –present. Belarus: –8, –present. China: –present. Cuba: –present. Ethiopia: –present. India: –present. Iran: –present. North Korea: –present.‎Internet censorship by country · ‎Internet censorship in China · ‎United States · ‎Iran.


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Pseudonymity and data havens such as Freenet protect free speech using technologies enemies of the internet guarantee material cannot be removed and prevents the identification of authors. Technologically savvy users can often find ways to access blocked content.

Nevertheless, blocking remains an effective means of limiting access to sensitive information for most users when censors, such as those in Chinaare able to devote significant resources to building and maintaining a enemies of the internet censorship system.

Reporters Without Borders Names 'Enemies Of Internet'

The verb " rivercrab " colloquially refers to censorship of the Internet, particularly in Enemies of the internet.

Access to a certain IP address is denied. If the target Web site is hosted in a shared hosting serverall websites on the same server will be blocked.

A typical circumvention method is to find proxies that have enemies of the internet to the target websites, but proxies may be jammed or blocked, and some Web sites, such as Wikipedia when editingalso block proxies. Some large websites such as Google have allocated additional IP addresses to circumvent the block, but later the block was extended to cover the new addresses.

Due to challenges with geolocationgeo-blocking is normally implemented via IP address blocking. Domain name system DNS filtering and redirection: Blocked domain names are not resolved, or an incorrect IP address is returned via DNS hijacking or other means.

A typical circumvention method is to find an enemies of the internet DNS resolver that resolves domain names correctly, but domain name servers are subject to blockage as well, especially IP address blocking.

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Another workaround is to bypass DNS if the IP address is obtainable from other sources and is not itself blocked. This affects the HTTP protocol.


Terminate TCP packet transmissions when a certain number enemies of the internet controversial keywords are detected. If a previous TCP connection is blocked by the filter, future connection attempts from both sides can also be blocked for some variable amount of time.

Depending on the location of the block, other users or websites may also be blocked, if the communication is routed through the blocking location.


The list includes 12 "Internet Enemies" and 14 "countries under surveillance. Two countries, Bahrain and Belarus, have been moved from the "under surveillance" category into "Internet Enemies.

According to the report, France requires surveillance because of a filtering law and a law that allows Internet access to be cut off from people who illegally download content.

Australia, the other surprise country under surveillance, is on the list because of its national filtering enemies of the internet, which restricts access to child pornography sites and other enemies of the internet deemed inappropriate.

However, while Western nations generally allow their citizens to freely browse social networks and the majority of other sites, it is easy to forget that many of these countries have experienced some form of online censorship in recent times.

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For many, censoring what content an individual can privately access is a slippery slope to more proactive Internet control. The report was issued on March 12 to coincide with World Day Against Cyber Censorship and seeks to draw attention to "government units and enemies of the internet that implement online censorship and surveillance.

It explains how to purge files of their metadata, which gives too enemies of the internet information away, tells you how to use the Tor network or VPNs Virtual Private Networks to make your communications untrace-able, and advises on securing your data on mobiles and laptops.