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US against net censorship

The US is funding new technology aimed at breaking Internet censorship in repressive regimes including China and Iran, officials have said.

world Updated: May 13, 2011 00:06 IST

The US is funding new technology aimed at breaking Internet censorship in repressive regimes including China and Iran, officials have said.

Michael Posner, the US assistant secretary of state for human rights, said projects being funded by the US government included technology that acts as a “slingshot” — identifying censored material and throwing it back on to the web.