Wednesday, December 21, 2011

OpenWeb 12/21/2011 (p.m.)

  • Tags: censorship, OpenWeb, SOPA, DNS Blocking

    • The pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) continues to inspire opponents to come up with creative solutions to circumvent it.

      A new anti-SOPA add-on for Firefox, titled “DeSopa,” is such a counter measure.

      When installed, users can click a single button to resolve a blocked domain via foreign DNS servers, bypassing all domestic DNS blockades and allowing the user to browse the site though the bare IP-address (if supported).

    • “It could be that a few members of congress are just not tech savvy and don’t understand that it is technically not going to work, at all. So here’s some proof that I hope will help them err on the side of reason and vote SOPA down,” he adds.
    • If browsing a site through a single IP address is not supported, this other anti-SOPA plugin provides an alternative.

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