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What Difference Will Prism Make?

This month, The Guardian newspaper confirmed what many advocates of internet freedom already suspected: that the US’s National Security Agency (NSA) had been monitoring the private online activities of people all over the world, including US citizens. According to whistleblower Edward Snowden, many Internet giants such as Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google, YouTube, Skype, and AOL pariticipate […]

Over 400 Sites Blocked For Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Herdict data collected from China just prior to the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests demonstrated significant and widespread increases in filtering.  June 4th marked the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, a day many Chinese activists sarcastically call “Internet Maintenance Day,” given history of government attempts to hide only information about the protests.  According […]

In China, Fighting Censorship with Pi

While internet censorship in China has long been pervasive, the days leading up to and marking the Tiananmen Square protests mark a tradition of heightened censorship practices throughout the country. As the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approached earlier this month, one China-based Redditor described a convenient, do-it-yourself circumvention tool built on a Raspberry Pi. […]

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