Software tunnels through great Firewall of China

The Voice of America will be heard in China if a US government agency’s initiative to promote anti-censorship software succeeds in getting into the country, where Internet access is often restricted

The news and propaganda wing behind the US government’s Voice of America broadcasts has commissioned software to let Chinese Web surfers sneak around the boundaries set by their regime. The software lets PC users running Microsoft’s Windows XP or 2000 operating systems set up a simple version of what’s known as a circumvention Web server, or a computer that essentially digs a tunnel under a firewall set up by a government, corporation, school or other organisation. In this case, the United States is eyeing the millions of Chinese Web surfers stuck behind their government’s firewall — as well as other people around the world who are prevented from downloading American news and propaganda. Full Story

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