Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
Voice of America considers anti-censorship tech
August 29, 2001 Posted: 2153 GMT
By Ann Kellan CNN Science and Technology
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Voice of America is considering new technology to allow Chinese citizens access to Web sites now banned by their government.
Currently, Chinese government firewalls block many Western Web sites, including some Voice of America sites.
Software, called Triangle Boy, will act as a deflector for Chinese citizens who want to access banned Internet sites. The technology attempts to fool the government by sending the signal outside the government's firewall to a "friends" site, then bounces that signal to the "banned" site and back to your computer.