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Centralized and peer-to-peer proxy

Basic info

Lantern is a centralized and peer-to-peer proxy, which is used as a circumvention tool. The tool detects whether websites are blocked and, if so, allows you to access them via the Lantern servers or the network of Lantern users.


Tool type: Proxy
Ease of use: Easy to use
Open Source: Yes
Encryption support: No
Benefits: Lantern enables users to access blocked websites.
Limitations: Lantern is not an anonymity tool and does not hide the fact that you are accessing blocked websites.
Independent code audit: "None that we know of"
Cost: Free of charge
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese
Compatibility: Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Developed by: Brave New Software Project, Inc

Read the guide on anonymity and circumvention on Security in-a-Box.

Info last updated: 7th March 2016

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