Telex: A New Tool To Combat Internet Censorship

On the Freedom to Tinker blog, University of Michigan assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, J. Alex Halderman, unveils a new anti-censorship measure called Telex.

Telex is a new approach to circumventing Internet censorship that is intended to help citizens of repressive governments freely access online services and information. The main idea behind Telex is to place anticensorship technology into the Internet’s core network infrastructure, through cooperation from large ISPs. Telex is markedly different from past anticensorship systems, making it easy to distribute and very difficult to detect and block.

You can read more about this new innovation on the Telex website.

I also spoke with one of the developers on the project, U-M grad student, Eric Wustrow, in this short 8-minute interview: