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[liberationtech] Google Unveils Tools to Access Web From Repressive Countries | TIME.com

Ali-Reza Anghaie ali at packetknife.com
Mon Oct 21 18:13:17 PDT 2013


On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 6:42 PM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps6085 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The NSA being part of the Google "partner" landscape, however
> unwillingly on the part of Google..

It was seeded by Google Ideas but we've yet to see how much control
they have over it versus UW and BNS.

For that matter since it is designe to use either the G+ or Facebook
social graph, it is somewhat saying this is for people who are already
doing what they do and want to improve their performance. Considering
how many people in Iran I know who already use social media
extensively - this might be a good approach to just spreading the risk
across MANY more people.

I don't know yet but I think it does something else we're not
considering: It says you already knew I was here - and now you have to
risk even MORE restrictions and such social and technical overhead to
do anything about it. Are you - the State - willing to do that? I say,
at least in Iran's case, that's a GREAT question to put to them in
this seemingly lightweight way.

So - as of now - I see uProxy as a "COME AT ME BRO" statement hoping
to make the cost of doing so - socially and technically - prohibitive
by maing it MUCH easier to use and thus build that installed userbase.

Here is to hope. *shrug* -Ali



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