Anonymizer, what’s it?

A week before, Anonymizer announced the availability of its Operation: Anti-Censorship software, which is "designed to circumvent Chinese government efforts to block access to certain Web sites",  according to the report of Infoworld

The software is available free to users who register their e-mail address at the  Operation: Anti-Censorship Web site. The software requires a user to access the Internet from a Chinese IP (Internet Protocol) address for it to work.

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In a bid to circumvent Chinese efforts to block the Operation: Anti-Censorship Web site, Anonymizer is counting on users to spread the word, passing on the software to family members and friends.Anonymizer did not disclose detailed information about how the Operation: Anti-Censorship software works. However, the company's other products work by routing a user's Internet traffic through its own servers, and this product appears to work in a similar fashion, according to the limited information made available.  

It's a common knowledge that some political and sexual sites are not available at China mainland, or in other words, are blocked by the Great Firewall.  But those hi-tech professionals have routes to circumvent it by using TOR, anonymous-proxy, and booming overlay networks based on P2P technologies. The Anonymizer is just "another" one adding to them. What's impressive to me is that it is designed particularly for those IPs from China mainland. So it doesn't mean a software only, rather, it likes a rivalry at cyberspace. 

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One Response to Anonymizer, what’s it?

  1. DanTen says:

    In the same Infoworld article it says that “Anonymizer did not disclose detailed information about how the Operation: Anti-Censorship software works. However, the company’s other products work by routing a user’s Internet traffic through its own servers, and this product appears to work in a similar fashion, according to the limited information made available.”

    There seems to be no availble documentation for this software..!! We don’t know how it works and need to register with an email adress. Better to stick with TOR.

    Too bad though that TORpark [ http://zimzone.com/blog/2006/03/02/secure-internet-connection-from-any-terminal/ ] seems to be down these days. A nice and easy TOR solution integrated with a Firefox browser running from a USB stick. And they even had it in Chinese. Let’s hope for a new release soon.

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