Telex: an infrastructure-level response to state Internet censorship – Boing Boing

Not sure if the excitement is merited … the fact is that you need sympathetic ISPs – most of these are Corporate entities and therefore subject to state regulation in various ways. To truly function as a response to censorship the system has to be independent of manageable infrastructure.

J. Alex Halderman and his colleagues have unveiled Telex, a “state-level response to state-level censorship.” It’s a network of censorship-busting major ISPs that provide infrastructure-level, hard-to-detect proxying that allows people in repressive regimes to get access to sites blocked by their national firewalls. The descriptive materials on the site are very easy to grasp and very exciting.

via Telex: an infrastructure-level response to state Internet censorship – Boing Boing.

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