Amazon Threatens Signal Over Censorship Circumvention

Thu, May 3, 2018

After tor users found out that google quietly disabled domain fronting on their servers, Amazon apparently wants to make more of a fuss. They sent a letter to the Signal foundation threatening to take them off their servers if they do not stop using domain fronting. The linked blog post by Signal founder Moxie has some explanation as to what domain fronting is and how it helps to circumvent censorship in countries like Iran, Iraq, UAE and the like.

Good reason to cancel your Amazon Prime account and focus more on using alternative online warehouses if you ask me. Helping questionable regimes with their censorship efforts by threatening the only properly secure messaging service out there is pretty fucked up.