China and the Internet: Tricks to Beat the Online Censor

Guardian gives a run-down of the various methods people in China use to get around the Great Firewall: The biggest challenge for someone inside China who wants to get around the Great Firewall is the teleological one: how do you...

Rebecca MacKinnon: China’s Censorship Arms Race Escalates

On CircleID, Rebecca MacKinnon gives on overview of the current status of Internet censorship, with information about the current status of various VPNs and other anti-censorship technologies that have come under attack in...

Psiphon May Knock Down The Great Firewall Of China.

From Canwest News Service: The Ottawa man who led the team that recently busted “GhostNet,” an international network of cyber espionage, has launched an attack on “the Great Firewall of China.” Rafal...

Vaulting The Great Firewall

From Comment is free: The Tor Project, originating from the US Naval Research Laboratory to assist defence and intelligence services in anonymous internet browsing, today comprises one of the most successfully and widely used...

Canadian software touted as answer to Internet censorship abroad – Colin Perkel

From CNEWS: Citizens of countries such as China and Iran are about to be handed a powerful Canadian-made tool designed to undermine authoritarian efforts at stifling the free flow of information. Called Psiphon, it’s a small computer program that allows people in non-democratic places to beat the local thought police and access forbidden websites at […]

A Web Tool to Help Sidestep the Government Censors – Christopher Mason

From The International Herald Tribune: Deep in a basement laboratory at the University of Toronto, a team of political scientists, software engineers and computer-hacking activists, or “hactivists,” have created the latest, and some say the most advanced, tool that aims to allow Internet users to circumvent government censorship of the Web. The program, called psiphon […]

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