uProxy is a new Web-browser extension that uses peer-to-peer technology to let people around the world provide one another with a trusted Internet connection. uProxy is designed to protect the Internet connection of users in, say, Iran, from state surveillance or filtering.
Google Ideas is providing funding and technical assistance for uProxy, which was developed by UW CSE graduate students Ray Cheng and Will Scott, undergraduate student Paul Ellenbogen, and faculty members Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy in UW CSE’s Systems and Networking research group, assisted by Brave New Software.
uProxy received a great deal of attention at the Google Ideas Summit in NYC this week:
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