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NewsForge: Psiphon Secure Browsing Proxy Released

Jan 21, 2007, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Last month, Toronto-based civic activists at The Citizen Lab released a new open source secure Web browsing tool designed to let people in repressive countries tunnel through government Internet filters. Known as Psiphon, the program allows users with unfiltered Internet access to provide a private, SSL-encrypted Web proxy for use by individuals in firewalled countries.

"Psiphon takes a substantially different approach than secure browsing tools like The Onion Router (Tor). Unlike Tor, it requires zero setup on the part of the user behind the firewall--but at the cost of dispensing with Tor's absolute anonymity..."

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