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Researchers create P2P Alibi Routing to avoid censorship and government surveillance

Ms. Smith | Aug. 26, 2015
University of Maryland researchers developed P2P Alibi Routing to allows users to choose where they do NOT want their packets to go, thereby avoiding 'censorship of Internet traffic and suspicious boomerang routing.'

Alibi Routing…coming by the end of 2015 for testing

Although you can download the code and data for the Alibi Routing prototype now to run the same experiments described in the paper, the researchers intend to release Alibi Routing, perhaps as a browser extension, by the end of 2015. The more people who use it “in different geographical locations, the more useful it will be.”

However it’s not bulletproof, “as it is impossible for users to avoid the countries they are in—the very problem traditional censorship-resistant systems address.” Alibi Routing is meant to complement such systems, not to replace them.

I highly recommend watching the video of slides for Alibi Routing (pdf).


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