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Updated22 February 2022

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    Use the following tools to visit blocked websites, to help hide your online activity, and to remain anonymous online. You can also learn more about how to visit blocked websites or learn more about tools that can help you keep your online communication private.

    Security in a Box Tool Guides

    Tor Browser

    Visit blocked websites and hide your online activity

    Psiphon

    (Android, Mac, Windows)

    A free application, with good user support, that provides access to blocked websites while helping to hide your online activity. Provides good user support and offers improved performance for a fee.

    Download | See their guide

    Riseup VPN

    (Android, Linux, Mac, Windows)

    A free, activist-focused application that provides access to some blocked websites while helping to hide your online activity.

    Download | See their guide

    Proton VPN

    (Android, Linux, Mac, Windows)

    A business-oriented application that provides access to some blocked websites while helping to hide your online activity. Offers improved performance for a monthly fee.

    Download | See their guide

    Lantern

    (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows)

    A free application that provides access to blocked websites while helping to hide your online activity. Offers improved access to blocked sites for a fee.

    Download | See their guide

    TunnelBear VPN

    (Android, iOS, Mac, Windows)

    An application that provides access to some blocked websites while helping to hide your online activity. Free for up to 500 MB/month on one device (or up to 10 GB in select countries). Supports additional devices and unlimited data for a fee.

    Download | See their guide

    Hideme VPN

    (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows)

    An application that provides access to some blocked websites while helping to hide your online activity. Free for up to 10 GB/month on one device. Supports additional data for a fee and accepts Bitcoin for payment.

    Download | See their guide

    Speedify VPN

    (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows)

    A video-friendly application that provides access to some blocked websites while helping to hide your online activity.

    Download | See their guide

    Outline VPN

    (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows. Management app: Linux, Mac, Windows)

    An open-source application, developed by Google, that makes it easier for individuals and organizations to administer their own secure VPN service. Administrators can then give other users access to blocked websites while helping them hide their online activity.

    Setup a server and download a client | See their guide

    Algo VPN

    (Linux, Mac, Windows)

    An open-source application, developed by the security company Trail of Bits, that makes it easier for individuals and organizations to administer their own secure VPN service. Administrators can then give other users access to blocked websites while helping them hide their online activity.

    Setup a server

    Remain anonymous online

    Tor Browser

    (Android, Linux, Mac, Windows)

    A free and open-source application that uses a network of volunteer relays to hide your online activity while providing access to some blocked websites. The Tor network might be blocked in some regions, and using it could make your connection look suspicious to anyone who might be monitoring your online activity.

    Download | See our guide or their FAQ

    Tails

    (Linux, Mac, Windows)

    Use a separate, secure operating system that you load from a USB drive. Tails communicates over the Tor network to hide what you are looking at online and offer access to some blocked services. Tails does not leave traces of your work.

    Download | See their documentation