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From Slaying Dragons To Dictators

August 17th, 2010 08:36 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

tcd004 writes “In a weekend, programmer Austin Heap transformed from an apathetic MMO player, to a world class regime-slayer. When word for Iran’s rigged election broke over Twitter, Heap decided to dedicate himself to building a better proxy system for people behind Iran’s firewall. Heap’s creation, Haystack, conceals someone’s real online destinations inside a stream of innocuous traffic. You may be browsing an opposition Web site, but to the censors it will appear you are visiting, say, weather.com. Heap tends to hide users in content that is popular in Tehran, sometimes the regime’s own government mouthpieces”

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