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Twitter working on 'interesting hacks' to evade Chinese and Iranian firewalls

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Internet, Social Software, Microblogging Speaking at the World Economic Forum, the co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams, said that software developers are working on 'interesting hacks' to evade the censorship by oppressive governments in China and Iran. He didn't go as far to say what these 'hacks' are -- he also said that the technology is being coded by third-party developers, rather than Twitter itself -- but he alluded to some kind of distributed, and perhaps Tor-like, anonymizing service: "Twitter is a network that is accessed in thousands of ways." -- Twitter is not just a website but a framework of Internet and mobile applications. Barring access to a handful of IP addresses or protocols isn't going to be enough if Twitter wants to get its service into the hands of those that need it most. There was also admiration for Google's attack on China, but Mr Williams said that Twitter was too small to make a stand on the same scale. You have to give it to them though -- Google, Twitter, and any other liberal software company out there -- these are noble ideals for a damn corporation. [via Financial Times] Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/28/twitter-working-on-interesting-hacks-to-evade-chinese-and-iran'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Twitter working on 'interesting hacks' to evade Chinese and Iranian firewalls originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)