U.S. funding tech firms that help Mideast dissidents evade government censors

The Obama administration may not be lending arms to dissidents in the Middle East, but it is offering aid in another critical way: helping them surf the Web anonymously as they seek to overthrow their governments.Federal agencies – such as the State Department, the Defense Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors – have been funding a handful of technology firms that allow people to get online without being tracked or to visit news or social media sites that governments have blocked. Many of these little-known organizations – such as the Tor Project and UltraReach- are unabashedly supportive of the activists in the Middle East.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/09/AR2011030905157.html

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