Anonymizer says it will rescue Chinese from the search censors

Anonymizer says it will rescue Chinese from the search censors

Summary: According to an e-mail that just showed up in my inbox, the folks at Anonymizer (the company that, at your request, makes your Internet usage untraceable to you) will be rising to the defense of the Chinese people by providing them with an anti-censorship solution.  The solution comes in response to the censorship programs that Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others are instituting as part of their compliance (what Anonymizer execs call capitulation) with the Chinese government.

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According to an e-mail that just showed up in my inbox, the folks at Anonymizer (the company that, at your request, makes your Internet usage untraceable to you) will be rising to the defense of the Chinese people by providing them with an anti-censorship solution.  The solution comes in response to the censorship programs that Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others are instituting as part of their compliance (what Anonymizer execs call capitulation) with the Chinese government.   Says the e-mail:

Anonymizer is putting its money where its mouth is: A new anti-censorship solution for Chinese citizens will be available before quarter’s end. The protection of basic liberties needs strong support, and Anonymizer been providing an answer to this for more than a decade. The company was formed to create and make available computer technology that ensures online identity protection, security, privacy, and a safe, secure experience for all that use the Internet as an information source. Users enjoy freedom from being watched and tracked, or allowing personal information to be collected about them every step of the way....Anonymizer has a record of similar human rights projects, actively employing its technology at its own expense to protect people in oppressed nations—for example, those who would report human rights abuses or war crimes.

How a solution like Anonymizer can fly below the radar once the Chinese government is sensitized to its existence is beyond me.  For example, what happens to someone if they're caught using it?  Actually, I'm not sure I want to know.

Topic: Censorship

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  • Trace free web browser

    Try looking at tor.eff.org. Another technique that might work as well.
    Xwindowsjunkie
    • Went to tor.eff.org

      {Forbidden
      You were denied access because:

      Access denied by WebWasher DynaBLocator content category. The requested URL belongs to the following category: Anonymous Proxies.}

      Gee, if it happens to me in the USA - tell me it won't happen in China.
      Roger Ramjet
      • just shows you need it more! :)

        Some folks, including those in China and such, need to spread tech such as Tor within social networks at first. Obviously if the firewall blocks access to the web site you can't download. But once you download, you can bypass the firewall.

        A lot of copies of Tor go from house to house on USB jumpdrives.

        Tor is always free to anyone -- it's a nonprofit open source project. You can support Tor by volunteering (http://tor.eff.org/volunteer.html.en) or donating (http://tor.eff.org/donate.html.en).
        shava@...
  • Who Is Worried About The Chinese?

    Who in the US is worried about the Chinese when we have a government of our own that thinks spying on its citizens is a good idea.

    This is the most fearful and suffocating administration this nation has ever experienced and their incompentence also takes the cake. I don't buy the argument that they need to take away liberties to protect citizens. I keep hoping I will wake up one morning and find out it is all a dream.

    I think we need to form a solidarity movement with the Chinese citizens to get rid of these bum leaders.
    jimbrauner@...
    • Dare to Compare...

      You are obviously a left wing idealog. How dare you compare the Oppressive Chinese Goverenment to the United States. Try living in China for 2 or 3 years and you will find out just how much freedom you have in the USA. Don't be let the left wing media cloud your thinking. Or why don't you seek out any Chinese immegrants that have escaped Chine to move here and ask them directly..
      RoadRunner_z