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One Way to Help Iran Protesters: Donate Thumb Drives

Published on July 27, 2009
by Andrew LaVallee

The creators of a program aimed at counteracting Iran’s Internet filters have issued a call for something that lies around unused on plenty of desks: USB thumb drives.

The program, called Haystack, allows Iranian citizens to access the Internet without the impediments on Facebook and other sites that the government has imposed. It also masks the user’s identity online, a crucial safety measure amid efforts by pro-regime Internet users to track down protesters.

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