Internet censorship tools such as China’s Great Fire Wall and other efforts to block free access to online information are seen by many netizens as a challenge to be overcome.
Some are motivated by the “greater good”, some financial gain and others just like to see if they can outwit bigger and better funded opponents.
The result is a host of tools for getting through blockages. Online technology ezine InformationWeek has put up an excellent article on the top three tools for going through, round or over the fire walls. It also has some good advice on other methods. And unlike many such articles which shout out the benefits but ignore the risks author Serdar Yegulalp lays out the pitfalls and dangers of using Tor, Circumventor and Glype.
Below are some brief extracts from his article. For those who want to know more and need some solid practicle advice read the full article.
And remember to also look at the rfaunplugged censor dodging resources at the top of our homepage’s middle column.