Internet Censorship and How It Is Resisted


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Cambridge University Student Pugwash Society


A growing number of countries and non-state entities are deploying mechanisms to block content and services on the Internet. Motivations include maintaining moral values and public order, reducing political dissent, constraining freedom of expression and practice of religion, as well as enforcing compliance with local laws. This talk will describe the systems which implement such blocking, both technological and social. It will then look at censorship circumvention methods, the effectiveness of these techniques, and ethical issues raised by both censorship and censorship circumvention.