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How Burma cyber-dissidents crack censorship

s-orbital (598727) writes | more than 7 years ago

Censorship 0

s-orbital writes "According to a BBC News article, "Images of saffron-robed monks leading throngs of people along the streets of Rangoon have been seeping out of a country famed for its totalitarian regime and repressive control of information. The pictures, sometimes grainy and the video footage shaky, are captured at great personal risk on mobile phones — but each represents a powerful statement of political dissent."

This article continues to tell the stories of how Burma's bloggers use proxy servers, free hosting services, and other technologies to overcome Burma's "pervasive" filtering of internet access and media exchange between the outside and inside worlds. Also, bloggers report numerous attempt of the Burmese government using the same channels to attempt to disseminate false information."

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