The CENO project presents a new generation of censorship circumvention possibilities. Our project is built in support of Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
CENO proposes a fundamentally different solution: reduce the requests to externally available proxy servers and enable the storage of retrieved content inside the censored zone. CENOs advantage comes from being both a transport and a storage solution.
Peer-to-peer routing is the ideal solution for the “cat and mouse” scenario that most circumvention providers end up playing with the censor. Clients need not know the location of a proxy to relay censored content, instead using small-world networks to connect to their peers, and thereafter to a bridge in the uncensored zone.
Once a website is accessed by a single user (node), it is stored and continues to propagate inside the country peer-to-peer. Individual nodes are referenced by an identifier which does not give away their physical location. Content remains available inside the censored zone even if external connectivity is cut. Content can be seeded into the network via alternative means as well (e.g. uploaded from a USB drive).
Actively developed source code repositories. See also the CENO documentation repository for comprehensive information on the project and a guide to its repositories.