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Old Jan 16th 2018, 12:06 pm   #16
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Just to alert anyone considering a move that all non-corporate VPNs are now banned in Qatar (fully blocked). This happened a few days ago due to a major security breach last week (apparently, don't ask me the details).

Corporate VPNs are still active, for now. Who knows how much longer.

For those who don't know, VPNs are popular for downloading/streaming, Skyping, and yes, you know
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Just to alert anyone considering a move that all non-corporate VPNs are now banned in Qatar (fully blocked). This happened a few days ago due to a major security breach last week (apparently, don't ask me the details).

Corporate VPNs are still active, for now. Who knows how much longer.

For those who don't know, VPNs are popular for downloading/streaming, Skyping, and yes, you know
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Old Jan 17th 2018, 9:41 am   #18
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Just to alert anyone considering a move that all non-corporate VPNs are now banned in Qatar (fully blocked). This happened a few days ago due to a major security breach last week (apparently, don't ask me the details).

Corporate VPNs are still active, for now. Who knows how much longer.

For those who don't know, VPNs are popular for downloading/streaming, Skyping, and yes, you know
So how does whoever is doing the blocking know whether it is a legal, corporate one, or an illegal private one?
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Old Jan 17th 2018, 9:44 am   #19
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So how does whoever is doing the blocking know whether it is a legal, corporate one, or an illegal private one?
Perhaps the corporate ones have to be registered to be legal and those aren't affected?

People are pissed off because FaceTime is now blocked.
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Maybe it's just the free, non-corprorate V.PNs that are blocked in Qatar. Skype and Torrents are working just fine for me, and I don't see how they could be blocked, given that there are dozens of servers in multiple countries to choose from and can auto-change my IP every 45 minutes
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