Friday, December 01, 2006

Psiphon : Access Blocked Sites in Countries Where The Internet is Censored

Last month Reporters Without Borders published an article "15 Internet Enemies". It lists 15 countries which crackdown hardest on the Internet. These countries block all those websites which criticize the government or their practices. If your country is one among them, then you must use Psiphon - a new software that allows users in Internet censored countries to access blocked websites via uncensored countries.

Psiphon is a censorship circumvention solution that allows users to access blocked sites in countries where the Internet is censored. Psiphon turns a regular home computer into a personal, encrypted server capable of retrieving and displaying web pages anywhere. This is a completely free software and released under GPL open source license.

Let's make it more clear, if you want to access any blocked website in your country, all you should have is a friend in a country where there are no restrictions on Internet. Now, ask your friend to install Psiphon on his computer. After installing psiphon your friend will provide you with an ID and a password along with an URL. Then type in that URL in your browser, after which you will be prompted for an ID and password. Supply those fields with ID and password given by your friend. That's it!! Now you can find a blue bar in your browser where you can type any blocked website address.

But, when a psiphon provider's computer is down or off the psiphon users will no longer have access to psiphon. psiphon users will need to wait until the psiphon provider's computer is back up and running again.

Don't forget to read psiphon FAQ

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