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

SiNA sina at anarchy.cx
Fri Apr 15 11:04:57 PDT 2011


I have personally seen Tor's website blocked at Wells Fargo bank and
also many Apple stores :0)
I suspect they were both DNS redirects of the actual domain names. I
think Apple store was using OpenDNS.--

SiNA
pgp 0x0B47D56D



On 04/15/2011 06:25 AM, liberationtech at lewman.us wrote:
> 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
>




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