Saturday, May 02, 2009

Allies in the Fight for Freedom

Strange bedfellows, same quest.

The Iranian government, more than almost any other, censors what citizens can read online, using elaborate technology to block millions of Web sites ...

Last July, on popular sites that offer free downloads of various software, an escape hatch appeared. The computer program allowed Iranian Internet users to evade government censorship.

College students discovered the key first, then spread it through e-mail messages and file-sharing. By late autumn more than 400,000 Iranians were surfing the uncensored Web.
The software was created not by Iranians, but by Chinese computer experts volunteering for the
Falun Gong,...


We might need that s/w, too, as the Obmamunists move to enforce "net neutrality" and as the "Comrades of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age" meet to re-arrange broadcasting to their liking.

HT: AmSpec

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