Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Opera Mini 2.0 beats China firewall

Asiapundit reports that Opera Mini 2.0, a tiny web browser for mobile phones can be used to view websites that are blocked in China. From Asiapundit:
While phones with WAP capabilities have built-in browsers, these have to go through the same firewalls that plague China’s conventional internet. The Opera Mini, however, “uses a remote server to pre-process Web pages before sending them to your phone.”

...the end effect is the same as what can be achieved using proxy servers or web-based services such as Anonymouse and Virtual-Browser. Unlike the Anonymouse service, which is disabled by the Great Firewall’s keyword filtering, the Opera Mini was able to load one particular banned website without any time-out errors.

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