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[liberationtech] firsthand circumvention technology usage

Collin Anderson collin at
Tue May 24 19:30:04 PDT 2011

My understanding is that the writers are interested in connecting with
people on the ground for anecdotes and quotes on the usefulness of
circumvention tools in street mobilization. Also, I don't believe they
are trying to rehash the long-dead efficacy argument (and obviously
they are less interested in the West). Rather, it seems the authors'
focus is to explore the options outside of traditional circumvention.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure there are a lot of individuals on this
list in hostile environments but I do believe the intent of article
aligns with the interest of this group.


On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:33 PM,  <liberationtech at> wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 12:52:28PM -0400, venessamiemis at wrote 4.0K bytes in 86 lines about:
> : wanted to know if i knew of anyone actually using circumvention technologies
> : currently in a place like Syria, Iran or Libya. many of the people on our
> : list are developers of these tools, not activists abroad.
> If they don't know that people use circumvention tools in these
> countries, perhaps they shouldn't be writing the article.  The trick is,
> for two of those countries, the governments are hunting down anyone
> admitting to violating the censorship.  Libya doesn't have much internet
> access at the moment, so circumvention tool usage is lower than it was
> before the civil war.
> All circumvention tools have users in those three countries.  Smart
> people won't give up the details on how they use them in country.
> --
> Andrew
> pgp key: 0x74ED336B
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