uProxy

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uProxy was an extension for Chrome and Firefox web browsers which allows users to access the Internet via a web proxy. This project has been superseded by Outline VPN. The extension works by enabling a user to share their Internet connection with someone else. Google Ideas provided funding for the development which was carried out by the University of Washington and Brave New Software[1] — the same organization behind the anti-censorship tool Lantern.[2] The extension is intended to allow users to get more secure access to the Internet without being monitored.[3] It is free/libre software under Apache license 2.0.[4] The software has been discontinued, stating on their website " uProxy was an open source project led by the University of Washington and seeded by Jigsaw. Although the project is no longer supported, the code is still available on GitHub."

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  1. ^ Rosenblatt, Seth (October 21, 2013). "Google Ideas aids online rebels with digital defenses". CNET.
  2. ^ MCKENZIE, JESSICA (October 24, 2013). "Why The Remarkably Similar Circumvention Tools uProxy and Lantern Are Not Overkill". Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. ^ Gustin, Sam (October 21, 2013). "Google Unveils Tools to Access Web From Repressive Countries". TIME.
  4. ^ "LICENSE.md". Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

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