In China, VPNs have been blocked at the protocol level (including corporate VPNs). However, the VPN providers listed in this article use stealth techniques to hide their VPN traffic.
Most anti-censorship tools focus on getting Internet data inside countries that attempt to block it. Alibi Routing, a new system created by academic researchers in the United States, does the opposite. It lets users prevent their data from passing through certain countries in order to avoid government sniffing. When data travels across the Internet, it […]
Peer-to-peer networking tools, like Lantern and uProxy, are increasingly important for circumventing Internet censorship rules. But this strategy isn’t actually very new, as GNUnet, an open source peer-to-peer connectivity tool developed since 2001, makes clear. GNUnet establishes a mesh network with no central control point. That lets users skirt traditional gateways that Internet censors could […]
The Web — and the Internet as a whole — is supposed to be “world wide.” But it’s not when countries censor Internet access. That’s the issue that the online privacy tool Psiphon aims to resolve. In the Psiphon developers’ own description, the platform “serves a specific and simple purpose: to grant users open access […]