Psiphon: Web censorship, Web resistance

A tool has been created capable of circumventing government censorship of the web, according to researchers. The free program has been constructed to let citizens of countries with restricted web access retrieve and display web pages from anywhere. The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab software, called psiphon, [was] released on 1 December.

Read this article from the BBC and Liberation software designed on basis of trust from ComputerWorld and commentary from WIRED.  Contribute your knowledge of “Psiphon” to the Whats New Media Wiki.  Previously from WNM: Defining “Internet Rights”, 13 nations criticized for web censorship and Net censorship spreads worldwide

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Filed under A democratic medium?, Anonymity, Censorship, Connection/Isolation, Networks, Open Source, Technology, our Mirror, The Politics of New Media, Tools, Virtual Communities, When New Meets Old

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