Today when I talked with a non-techy friend from the Midde East on IM, the topic of free speech on the net came up. I then started telling him about Tor and how hidden services could be a solution to this. But when I sent him the links, he couldn’t open them, but instead saw the following:
We apologize the site you are attempting to visit has been blocked due to its content being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of [insert country here].
I guess it should have been obvious that countries which censor the net wouldn’t easily give their citizens the information needed to circumvent this censorship, but still I was pretty baffled by this.
Boomtime, Chaos 22, 3172 YOLD