Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cutting out web censorship

A tool has been created capable of circumventing government censorship of the web, according to researchers reports the BBC.

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, will be released on 1 December.

Net censorship is a growing issue, and several countries have come under fire for blocking online access.

Of course, this is just another example of how Internet Transparency at work.

We really do have to wake up to this phenomenon and learn to live with it.