Sunday, December 3, 2006

Bypassing Internet Censors

Read about this over at Michelle's:
Check this out. There is a new tool to circumvent government bans on Internet sites out now. It's called "Psiphon:"

Researchers at University of Toronto plan to introduce a software tool on Friday that aims to help people in countries that censor the World Wide Web.

Psiphon (pronounced sigh-fawn), a web-based utility, lets individuals in a country that censors the internet sign on to a server that gives them secure access to web pages anywhere, bypassing government restrictions.

Its creators plan to launch the software at the Protect The Net conference at the university's Munk Centre for International Studies, where psiphon emerged as a project of Citizenlab.

This is especially good news for readers in China, India, Pakistan, and the Middle East trying to access blogs and websites critical of their governments or critical of Islam.

Like they say, information wants to be free. And where there's a programmer, there's a way.
Great news for the folks in suppressed countries that can't get the news. Especially news that is critical to their government and/or religion or whatever.

As MM says: Spread the word.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

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