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[liberationtech] repress wordpress plugin

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) lists at infosecurity.ch
Thu Jan 19 07:32:40 PST 2012


On 1/19/12 4:20 PM, Sacha van Geffen wrote:
> Today we launched the alpha version of RePress
> 
> it is essentially a php web proxy written as a wordpress plugin.
> Since there  are 35 million self-hosted wordpress blogs, and it is
> extremely easy to install plugins we think it has potential. If you
> would install this plugin on an https site it could act as an https -
> http proxy to other sites.

Your approach is very cool!

We should probably consider:
- how to allow people in censored countries to find free proxy?
How a chinese guy would find that proxy and start using it?

- how to avoid to get the free-proxy get easily blacklisted by governments?
For example if the webapp get diffused (inshalla!), but it have a unique
name (ex: repress.php) with identifiable URL parameters, then repressive
government would censor it very easily.

There was a discussion about having Tor Bridge TCP Forwarder concept
available as a Wordpress plug-in for the same reason (a lot of
installations and almost zero maintenance):
https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2012-January/022797.html

-naif



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