Sunday, August 16, 2009

FOE - Feed Over Email

Reuters has a story about FOE (Feed Over Email) - a tool that allows users in Internet censored countries to access foreign news websites or RSS feeds over email.
The tool allows users to receive RSS feeds from foreign websites without the need to find a working proxy server or install any proxy software. The idea is pretty simple, the tool is built on top of SMTP and all you need is a secure email client and a secure email server.
Reuters say that this technology is currently tested by the US Government.
This is very exciting. This is the first time I hear that the US goverment is taking real action in the process of bringing uncensored news to china.
I have a few other ideas for the US goverment, maybe I should give them a call?

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