Civil Liberties

Google Unveils Technology To Bypass Censorship and Prevent Cyberattacks

uProxy and "Project Shield" service


Google Inc. unveiled two new technology services Monday — one to dodge censorship and the other to fend off cyberattacks.

At a presentation in New York, the company unveiled uProxy, which it says will allow citizens under some regimes to bypass government censorship or surveillance software to surf the Web and use its properties like YouTube and Blogger. The software, which is still being tested, will be available for Google's Chrome browser and Firefox but not for rival Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer, at least initially.

Google Inc. says it will also begin a "Project Shield" service to protect news organizations and human rights groups from cyberattacks as part of a new package of services designed to support "free expression" on the Web, the internet giant said Monday.

(H/T Charles WT)