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Why Iran banned Opera?

  • Hi,
    Almost all of opera services, Including download and update is blocked in this country and we have to use a vpn or such tools to access them.
    I just want to know if there is any particular reason for it. Firefox and Chrome is unblocked in Iran, So what's the difference between Opera and them?


  • Perhaps because the Opera browser has always had an inherent proxy capability (via Turbo and more recently, directly via built-in VPN access) that permit some users to get around local web censorship of website URLs. If the local authorities become aware of the IP addresses of the VPN/proxy servers in use, they will attempt to block access to them as well. It's easier to block VPN/proxy access addresses 'wired into' a browser than VPN/proxy addresses that may be changed more readily, as with external VPNs.

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