Designed for accessing websites from the stringest network
environments, the censorship.no project
(CENO) by eQualit.ie , allows you to
browse the Web without restriction, circumventing any network
filtering. The underlying architecture offers peer-to-peer routing and
distributed caching, using 'darknet' infrastructure to avoid network
censorship and bring the Web to your browser.
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.
The CENO advantage
The majority of internationally-bound traffic in countries that filter
content requests are routed through a fixed number of centralized
exchanges where surveillance and censorship technology is installed.
Traditional circumvention technologies require the user to connect
directly to a proxy in the uncensored zone. This design gives the
censor an advantage in locating and blocking popular proxies, VPN
servers, relays, bridges, etc.
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
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.
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).