Thursday, May 11, 2006
Revenge of the Nerds
In a recent Toronto Star article, there was a story about Citizen Lab,three University of Toronto self-proclaimed computer hackers who are working on a anti-censorship software program designed to outwit the sophisticated censorship firewalls used by China and other countries to keep their citizens from having assess to information. Their product which is called Psiphon is being launched at the end of May. The hackers have been described as David taking on the giant Goliath. It will be interesting to see how effective their product will be in tearing down artificial barriers to information.