you go, government!

According to Reuters… “The U.S. government is covertly testing technology in China and Iran that lets residents break through screens set up by their governments to limit access to news on the Internet…”  You go, government!   This is the kind of stuff that I like seeing my tax dollars spent on.  For a change, we are going after genuine bad guys (oppressive governments) and bringing a small but important measure of freedom to the people.  No one gets killed, no one gets pissed at us (except for aforementioned oppressive governments) and the spend is relatively small.   There is  a potential downside, however… is giving citizens of another state the ability to freely access information that their governments have decided is off limits a form of cyberwarfare?  If so, what kind of response can we expect from these governments?  We may be opening up a new theater of war, here, but I for one think it is one that is worth fighting in.

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