How to Set Up a Signal Proxy Server

The internet is often controlled and censored in times of civil unrest. Governments can block certain services, like access to websites or apps, or they can even shut off the internet entirely.

That’s exactly what’s going on in Iran at the moment. The government has partially shut down the internet as a result of protests, and they have also blocked access to the secure and private messaging app, Signal.

There are ways we can help: Set up a proxy signal server that Iranians can connect to, allowing them to communicate privately and securely during a hostile situation.

00:00 Introduction
00:57 What is a Proxy Server?
02:17 Rent a Cloud Server, and set up SSH Keys
05:26 Setting up the Signal Proxy Server
06:23 Pointing Your Domain to Your Cloud Server’s IP Address
07:22 Running the Signal Proxy Server
07:50 How to Connect Your Signal App to A Proxy Server

Signal’s Instructions:

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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!