#TwitterBan: See How To Stay Connected Without VPN
TECH DIGEST – Following the suspension of Twitter operations on Friday by the Federal Government, TechDigest.ng has uncovered an alternative to access the microblogging site, Twitter, without the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Millions of Twitter users, on Saturday, woke up to encountering difficulty in accessing their Twitter handles while some navigated the hurdle using the VPN.
This followed the suspension of the microblogging site which was made known by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday.
Lai Mohammed said the Federal Government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.
Also, telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile, on Saturday, started blocking access to Twitter.
The telcos said they received a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to block access to Twitter in the country following the suspension by the Federal Government on Friday.
However, the good news is that you can still access Twitter without the use of a VPN.
Below is the method/way to access the microblogging site despite the suspension by the Federal Government.
Download Puffin Browser From your phone’s Google Play Store.
What is a Puffin Browser? Puffin Web Browser Free is an Internet browser whose main strengths, compared to competing apps for Android, are speed and excellent support for flash, which comes with it.
Puffin scores 206.48–51 percent better than Firefox, and 52 percent better than Chrome. These tests show it to be the fastest web browser compared to other major web browsers, all because of the cloud if you’re using Puffin Browser, you take internet security and speed seriously.
The benefits that Puffin Browser claim in this regard, however, are also a liability.
Using the browser, all your activity is processed on remote servers, with your data passing between these and your device.
Puffin Browser claims all data is encrypted and the servers secure.
The main concern is related to user privacy since all your traffic goes through Puffin’s cloud service and it’s rendered there before being sent to your browser.
While this sounds good in theory for security, it’s a serious privacy concern for some users.
Puffin Browser is a browser that uses a proxy server. Hence it allows you to visit some blocked websites in Nigeria without using any VPN.
DownloadPuffin Browser from Play Store, log in your Twitter account, and you are good to go.