Thursday, December 07, 2006

You Can Advance Human Rights

In a previous post, I mentioned three University of Toronto "hackers" who were working on an idea that would circumvent Internet censorship software firewalls such as the one in China. Their project is now ready.

The project, developed by the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, has met with huge interest following its release on December 1, 2006. "Psiphon" is a human rights software project that allows people in uncensored countries to provide access to the Internet for people who don't enjoy the same freedoms because of firewalls set up in their own countries.

Read about the project on the CBC.

If you are interested in providing access for people in censored states, read up on the project at their site.

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