VPN use spikes in Sri Lanka after social media ban


Demand for VPNs went up by a staggering 17,000% on Sunday when the ban came into effect, Top10VPN.com said after tracking downloads by Sri Lankan users. — AFP Relaxnews

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s attempt to contain spiralling protests by blocking popular social media platforms led to an extraordinary spike in the use of censorship-dodging virtual private networks, a tracking firm said on April 4.

Demand for VPNs went up by a staggering 17,000% on Sunday when the ban came into effect, Top10VPN.com said after tracking downloads by Sri Lankan users.

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