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To: DoctorZIn
US helps Iranians to bypass web censorship

Sidney Morning Herald - By Online Staff
Aug 27, 2003

Iranians who wish to bypass the restrictions placed on accessing certain web sites by their own government, can now do so courtesy the US government and the privacy company Anonymizer, according to a report at SecurityFocus.

The US has paid Anonymizer an undisclosed sum to provide any of the two million Iranians who are said to have internet access a free web proxy services which is designed to circumvent the online censorship instituted by Teheran, the report said.

Iran issued a list of 15,000 prohibited sites in May.

The free proxy only accepts connections from the Iranian IP address space and provides instructions in Farsi.

The URLs for the service are publicised over Radio Farda, an American station that broadcasts a mix of pop music and western news and is aimed at Iranian youth.

The report said the service was similar to one which had been provided to Chinese citizens by Anonymizer under a similar contract which ended earlier this year.

http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_1978.shtml
40 posted on 08/27/2003 7:33:43 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: DoctorZIn
"The US has paid Anonymizer an undisclosed sum to provide any of the two million Iranians who are said to have internet access a free web proxy services which is designed to circumvent the online censorship instituted by Teheran, the report said."

Very interesting.

How do they come up with only 2 million?
47 posted on 08/27/2003 8:44:08 PM PDT by nuconvert
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