October 10, 2007

"Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship"

Echo: Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide

[Via Ronald Deibert]

Internet censorship, or content filtering, has become a major global problem.

Whereas once it was assumed that states could not control Internet communications, according to research by the OpenNet Initiative (http//opennet.net) more than 25 countries now engage in Internet censorship practices. Those with the most pervasive filtering policies have been found to routinely block access to human rights organizations, news, blogs, and web services that challenge the status quo or are deemed threatening or undesirable. Others block access to single categories of Internet content, or intermittently to specific websites or network services to coincide with strategic events, such as elections or public demonstrations.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on October 10, 2007 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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