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Friday, March 14, 2014

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt presented Professor Tom Shrimpton with a $96,400 grant to fund his research on overcoming online censorship.

The technique Shrimpton and three colleagues devised could help people living in China, or other countries that obstruct access to the Internet, to slip through those online blockades. Their solution came in the form of an intellectual puzzle: “Can we make encryption that looks like normal web traffic?”

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