Chaos Computer Club get around Beijing censorship
A group of German hackers have devised a way to get around the great firewall of China. The Chaos Computer Club claim that their web browser will enable athletes and journalists to overcome internet censorship in China during the Beijing Olympics.
The group are offering USB keys with a TorBrowser and Torprojects software for anyone visiting the People's Republic during the duration of the games. The software uses proxies to get around the filtering and blocking technologies put in place by the Chinese authorities.
Tor is a system of servers that enable its users to communicate on the internet anonymously. The technology available on the Chaos Computer Club's so-called "Freedom Sticks" allows users to send data out of China without the fear of being traced. It will be interesting to see how many people take them up on their offer.