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Traffic to the Charas article increased significantly following news of the impending block.
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  • "Russian internet providers do not have the "expensive equipment" needed to block individual pages on sites using HTTPS" pfft - does anyone? [Yes I know that in theory, data gets leaked by inter-packet timing, and packet lengths. But being able to do online timing/length analysis of https streams and selectively block them in real time, still sounds like the realm of science fiction to me. Or I guess he could mean doing a giant MITM attack with some government obtained cert, which would be more politically shocking then technically.] Bawolff (talk) 09:05, 28 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bawolff, from Meduza:
"Earlier in August, Roskomnadzor briefly banned the popular website Reddit. The offending content was a page titled, "Minimal and Reliable Methods for Growing Psilocybe [Mushrooms]." Because Reddit uses https protocol for secure communication, many Russian Internet providers (perhaps 30 percent, according to Roskomnadzor) would have blocked the website in its entirety. It is unclear why Roskomnadzor, in its threat against Wikipedia, implies that https would require the entire website to be blocked for more than 30 percent of Russian Internet users." (As Russian Internet providers start blocking Wikipedia, the banned entry is taken off blacklist Stanislav Kozlovskiy, Meduza, 25 August 2015)
--Atlasowa (talk) 20:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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