Snowflake

Snowflake

Help people in censored countries access the Internet without restrictions. Once you install and enable the extension, wait for the snowflake icon to turn green, this means a censored user is connecting through your extension to access the Internet!

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What is Snowflake?
Snowflake is a Firefox extension aimed at assisting people in countries with heavy Internet censorship. By just installing and enabling this tool, you empower others to browse the web without barriers. With a green snowflake icon indicating an active connection to a restricted user, your role involves no further action. Notably, all accessible content remains anonymous as IP addresses get masked through Tor exit nodes.
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Stats
Rating: 4.86 (221)
Version: 0.8.2 (Last updated: 2024-05-14)
Creation date: 2019-06-26
Weekly download count: 180
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
Size: 235.69K
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Summary

Help people in censored countries bypass censorship by running the Snowflake extension

If you want to help people in censored countries access the Internet without restrictions, consider installing and running the Snowflake extension. Once you install it and enable it, there's nothing else you need to do. Once the snowflake icon turns green, this means a censored user is connecting through your extension to access the Internet!

The only prerequisite to install this extension is that the Internet in your country is not heavily censored already.

There is no need to worry about which websites people are accessing through your Snowflake extension. Their visible browsing IP address will match their Tor exit node, not yours (since you're an entrypoint).

If you live in a censored country

If you live in a censored country and want to connect to a Snowflake extension, you do not need to install a separate application to connect to a Snowflake proxy and bypass censorship. It is a circumvention feature embedded within existing apps. Currently Snowflake is available inside Tor Browser on Desktop and Android, Onion Browser on iOS, and Orbot on Android and iOS. If you have downloaded and installed any of these apps, and they are censored in your country, you can bypass the censorship by activating Snowflake through these apps' settings page.

Support channels

If you encounter issues while trying to connect to Tor using Snowflake, the Tor support channel can be reached on Telegram and email ([email protected]). You can also browse the Tor Support Portal and the Tor Project Forum for answers.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Helps people circumvent censorship
  • Good idea for Firefox users
  • Helps others while browsing
Cons
  • Interference with Tor-browser
  • Cannot be pinned to addon-bar
  • Requires enabling WebRTC
Most mentioned
  • Censorship circumvention
  • WebRTC
  • Tor-browser interference
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Safety
Risk impact

Snowflake is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Snowflake is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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