[guardian-dev] Telegram founder pledges 1 million dollars to fund proxy servers to beat Russian censorship

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Wed Apr 18 17:50:22 EDT 2018

Nathan of Guardian:
> On 04/18/2018 10:40 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> Shall we reach out to them about the Pluggable Transports lib?
>> https://meduza.io/en/news/2018/04/17/telegram-founder-pledges-1-million-dollars-to-fund-proxy-servers-to-beat-russian-censorship
> Sounds like a plan... was also thinking about at least implementing it,
> and NetCipher (Tor works just fine in Russa still) in the FOSS version
> of Telegram that is on F-Droid. It already supports SOCKS proxying, so
> we'd just prompt the user to auto-set it if Orbot is installed.

That sounds like a good idea.  As for contacting them, I have no leads.
That article just mentions a post on VKontakte, which I've never used.


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