Myndighetens skrekk

Reportere uten grenser gikk for noen dager siden ut med et nytt tiltak som skal hjelpe bloggere, reportere og andre for å omgå staters sensur på nettet.

“Never before have there been so many netizens in prison in countries such as China, Vietnam and Iran for expressing their views freely online,” the press freedom organisation added. “Anonymity is becoming more and more important for those who handle sensitive data.”

Reporters Without Borders and the communications security firm XeroBank have formed a partnership in order to make high-speed anonymity services, including encrypted email and web access, available free of charge to those who user the Shelter.

By connecting to XeroBank through a Virtual Private Network (VPN), their traffic is routed across its gigabit backbone network and passes from country to country mixed with tens of thousands of other users, creating a virtually untraceable high-speed anonymity network.

This network will be available not only to users of the Shelter in Paris but also to their contacts anywhere in the world and to all those – above all journalists, bloggers and human rights activists – who have been identified by Reporters Without Borders. They will be able to connect with the XeroBank service by means of access codes and secured, ready-to-use USB flash drives that can be provided on request.

Et godt tiltak. Det skal bli artig å se hvordan norske myndigheter reagerer på et slikt prinsipp, eller andre vestlige regjeringer. Da tatt med hensyn til DLD f.eks.

Guardian har også en artikkel om saken.