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Peek-A-Booty is distributed anti-censorship software that forms an ad hoc, Gnutella-like P2P network to enable unrestricted Web browsing within the 21 nations that currently restrict or censor Web access, such as China, Malaysia, North Korea and many Arabic countries.

The application takes advantage of the fact that all governments must have Web access for their own information and the nation's economic interests, and use firewalls for Web security that allow full access to themselves and restricted access to others. Computers running Peek-A-Booty form a distributed server cloud, where a small number of randomly selected computers access Web documents. To the firewall, a computer appears to be accessing documents not on the restricted list. Retrieved documents are encrypted and shared among the Peek-A-Booty peers.

Date Listed: 02/15/2002

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