Kickstarting Operator: a censorship-resistant, shape-shifting newsreader


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Backed! I am so excited for this project. Check out this talk Brandon Wiley gave at Defcon gave explaining the principles behind Operator.


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My current RSS newsreader appears to get around censorship in China already–I can read posts from Blocked on Weibo and other blogs even without a VPN. But I suspect this is just because the reader (and whatever proxy it’s using) is obscure enough to have not been noticed yet.


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Backed, freedom is mostly a good thing and the best way to get an overall nice society. (Waits for the accusations that this technology will overcome filters for crime and nasty porn)


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I found the same when I was using gReader in China, although audio/video often still wouldn’t get through.

Using the internet in China made me pretty paranoid sometimes. Some days you could access a number of sites, then the next day most of those sites would be blocked. Maybe the government gives you a little line to explore ways around the system, then blocks those avenues? Going to baidu.com often worked as a reset button, but at times it seemed that anything that wasn’t in Chinese was restricted.


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I’ve found the same regarding video. My reader appears to embed it, but not run it through their proxy.


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