anti-censorship feature

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anti-censorship feature

Post by rickcrawley » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:02 am

There are alot of countries that have internet censorship where the government blocks legal websites like political sites and youtube and wikipedia. Once these websites are blocked the government can track the ip address of the user who visited it. This is a security issue.

Avant should help people in these countries out by integrating something like TOR(onion routing) software into the browser. It could be disabled by default but users can enable it if they want to. Because some people may accidently enable this which would be a security risk if they do internet banking because TOR is not 100% secure, whenever a user closes the Avant browser TOR should be automatically disabled so next time a user loads the Avant browser they will have to enable it again. There should be no "always enable TOR" button.

All of this should be done in secret so governments cannot block the Avant browser:

1)Release Avant browser with TOR integrated but don't announce TOR is in it.

2)After 30 days of Avant browser being installed on a user's PC, the TOR feature will be visible in the Avant browser's settings.

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Re: anti-censorship feature

Post by André » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:58 am

Whether censorship is right or wrong, I don't really think that getting on a government's bad side is a good idea. Especially since the developers are located in China.
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