I have been keeping track of this for a little while. US companies have been providing the software/technology that is used to help censor people in foreign countries like China, N Korea, and Saudi Arabia. Recently Google agreed to censor its own search engine in order to be able to make itself available to the Chinese market.
I am completely in favor of the freedom of information and am pretty opposed to this. I didn’t really think that any sort of change was going to be available anytime soon though. Until I read this:
It basically talks about a software program that the University of Toronto is working on that will allow users in censored countries to bypass their country’s firewall and not be detected. It is a small step and will have a few problems, but it is a step in the right direction.