We’ve been fortunate to have a lot of advance press coverage of our Psiphon tool, which of course can be a double-edged sword. Journalists don’t always have an opportunity to get into the nitty gritty details and we’ve been fielding a lot of questions from interested observers. coders, well-wishers, and … well… not-so-well-wishers.
There is an interesting article in the recent issue of Forbes Magazine that talks about varioius circumvention strategies with respect to the Chinese firewall, including a brief mention of the Citizen Lab’s Psiphon circumvention software. It is nice to see Psiphon getting all of this attention before it is even done. We have a working concept and piece of software in rough form, but we still have a lot of work to do, work that we are presently intensifying greatly. We need volunteers with coding skills and and interest in the work. If you are interested and able, send your resume and cover letter to info at citizenlab.org
Some further news reports on Citizen Lab, Civiblog, and the OpenNet Initiative.
NOW magazine, a Toronto weekly that covers primarily local issues from a grassroots perspective, has a nice article on our activites. And p2P Net has done a reprint of the Globe and Mail article from yesterday on our Psiphon.
The story has also been Slashdotted
Yesterday there was a good piece in the Globe and Mail about the Citizen Lab’s latest software project, called Psiphon. Psiphon is a circumvention technology that works through social networks of trust. Psiphon is funded by a generous grant from the Open Society Institute, and benefits from our collaborative relationships with the OpenNet Initiative and the InfoWar Monitor.