the ISP called Etisalat which is in UAE (United Arab Emirates) , they are using new strategy of forcing their surveillance on the ppl. they have used trick to lie on ppl, which is:-
they are calling & sending messages to UAE ppl , and telling them you can upgrade your internet speed from X megabit to 20 megabit with free router and wireless telephone.
now is this problem? no , but here is the deception inside this:-
they will force you to use their router because there will be no internet connection from your router. and their router is D-Link DIR 850L with etisalat firmware (not the original D-Link firmware). their firmware has the a backdoor inside it , which give the ability to any etisalat employee accessing the router and do/change what ever they want inside it. not to mention the firmware is closed source for sure, and MAYBE contain malicious programs inside it like e.g spyware or …etc.
but what is for sure now the firmware has a backdoor inside it.
and also you CANT go back to the original speed that you were using + your router. and also adding fees about 200$ if will cancel the internet.
and if you ask them why are you doing this? their answer is:-
we want to serve our customers as we can give them full support when having a problem regarding connectivity with routers.
(as you see very cheap excuse to kill your freedom of choice on routers with high security level and also achieving the goal which is killing your privacy)
can that effect Tor security/connectivity ?