Score one for for oppressed peoples fighting for freedom, for seekers of the truth, and for those trying to get the truth out. Psiphon will let individuals (VIVA LA INDIVIDUAL!) living in a country theat censors the web to log on to a server that gives access to pages anywhere (even Atlas!) - completely circumventing government restrictions. That means the closed Chinese government's wall preventing its citizens from accessing the net ( the wall that Google was only too happy to help build) will come crashing down.
Tool to Circumvent Internet Censorship Set to Launch hat tip Carolyn
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.
A new Canadian software tool aims to help people in web-censoring countries like Iran, where this woman was on the internet in a cafe in Tehran in August."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. Researchers at the facility examine the relationship between digital media and politics around the world.
Michelle Malkin has the download. She says;
Like they say, information wants to be free. And where there's a programmer, there's a way.