The software is widely used in Iran to view U.S.-funded content.
The U.S. Open Technology Fund, a digital rights nonprofit financed by the U.S. government, is poised to cancel a contract for encryption software that helps people living in repressive regimes access impartial news without their government’s knowledge, according to a U.S. government official with direct knowledge of the matter. Psiphon, based in Canada, makes internet circumvention software tools that many audiences around the world depend on to access U.S. taxpayer-funded news content without their government knowing they’re accessing it.
You can learn more in an article by Daniel Lippman at https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/17/encryption-software-dissidents-368424.
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