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[liberationtech] Internet Circumvention Tools and Methods: Evaluation and Review

liberationtech at lewman.us liberationtech at lewman.us
Fri Apr 15 06:25:50 PDT 2011


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:44:19AM -0400, mikeb at cc.gatech.edu wrote 5.2K bytes in 141 lines about:
: I was interested in reading this review of internet circumvention
: tools and methods. But I am at the NSF today and they are blocking
: this webpage:
: "Important Notice - National Science Foundation has blocked access
: to this site. (policy_denied)

Typical.  Just about every US Govt agency censors the Internet to
protect their employees from bad things on the Internet. They have to by
law[1], or at least that's what I've been told. Just like China, Iran,
Syria, and others, the definition of bad is fluid and convenient for
whatever is needed to be blocked. Tor's website is also blocked because
some IT admin clicked the button for "proxy avoidance".  I've had to
bring tor browser bundle on a usb drive to give to people who want to
learn more about Tor.

Specifically, the NSF funds https://metrics.torproject.org, and at the
same time, their IT admins block *.torproject.org. So far, the NSF
admins have refused to stop censoring Tor's domains.  

Internet freedom, indeed.

[1] http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cipa.html

-- 
Andrew
pgp key: 0x74ED336B



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