Global Internet Freedom Consortium

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The Global Internet Freedom Consortium is a consortium of organizations that develop and deploy anti-censorship technologies for use by Internet users in countries whose governments restrict Web-based information access. The organization was reportedly begun in 2001 by Chinese-born scientists living in the United States reacting against Chinese government oppression of the Falun Gong.

Products[edit]

The main products are Freegate and Ultrasurf.

Funding[edit]

The organization states that the majority of its funding comes from its members. In May 2010, the group was offered a $1.5 million (USD) grant from the United States Department of State.[1] This move received criticism from representatives of the Chinese government.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pomfret, John (2010-05-12). "U.S. risks China's ire with decision to fund software maker tied to Falun Gong". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  2. ^ Smith-Spark, Laura (12 May 2010). "US 'to give $1.5m to Falun Gong internet freedom group'". BBC News. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

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