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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Encryption Software for Dissidents Could Be Collateral Damage of Budget Fight

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.

Categories: Encryption, Software

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