China tightens noose on Internet as anti-censorship tools suddenly shutter: Washington Times

Thu, 2015-08-27 00:00

From the article: “Censorship circumvention tools designed to bypass Internet restrictions are again under attack in China as software meant to let users around the nation’s so-called Great Firewall are experiencing a sudden surge in service interruptions and shutdowns…’People use circumvention tools for any number of reasons. Some people use them to bypass firewalls and get to medical content, to religious or culturally-significant writing that they can’t access any other way. Others use it to evade surveillance or protect their privacy from ads,’ Griffin Boyce, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the lead developer on circumvention tools Satori and Cupcake, told the Washington Times on Wednesday.”

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