How to Circumvent an Internet Proxy - Howcast
Howcast produced a quick video for the masses on how to circumvent censorship. We were technical consultants for this video. It's tough to talk about Tor, when the first question you're trying to answer is "What is a proxy? And why do I care?"
Howcast did a great job for a high-level overview of circumvention technologies in four minutes.
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UK people could use it:UK ISPs erect 'Great Firewall of Britain'
Wikinews has learned that six of the United Kingdom's main Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have implemented monitoring and filtering mechanisms that are causing major problems for UK contributors of the popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation sites.
The measures applied redirect traffic for a significant portion of the UK's Internet population through six servers which can log and filter the content that is available to the end user. A serious side-effect of this is the inability of administrators on Wikipedia to block vandals and other troublemakers without potentially impacting hundreds of thousands of innocent contributors.
what a perfect example of
what a perfect example of why to circumvent an internet proxy!
Technical presentation about the blocking technology
A very interesting technical presentation explaining how the technology used to block wikipedia works, what countries use it, how much it costs etc.:
It is downloadable as PDF.