posted Apr 26, 2001

Punching Holes in Internet Walls
4/26/2001; 1:04:52 PM 'In the Middle East, for example, anti- Islamic sites and gay sites are often off- limits. In China, the prohibition includes the sites of Western publications, human rights organizations and Falun Gong, the banned spiritual movement. And Saudi Arabia also blocks sites for financial reasons: its ban on Internet telephony favors its own state-run telephone monopoly.'

'Countering such government restrictions are services, some free, that are provided by companies like SafeWeb (, Anonymizer (, ( and the Cloak ( During the conflict in Kosovo in 1999, for example, Anonymizer, based in San Diego, set up free services so that Kosovo residents could communicate with less fear.'


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