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.
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.