Unblock YouTube Video Service Beats Both Types of Blocks

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idcloak stands against censorship of YouTube: releasing a free unblock YouTube proxy to undermine content filters and georestrictions.

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This kind of full-site government censorship is shameful in the modern age.

As part of its ongoing anti-censorship campaign, idcloak has launched a free YouTube Unblocker for internet users wishing to bypass blocks on the site as a whole or its individual videos.

idcloak’s Director of Marketing, Gill-Chris Welles, puts the circumvention release into context, “It is not that we feel YouTube is especially important to the censored world, the point here is protecting choice and a global internet. Some thirty countries currently block the site’s domain name when they have no reasonable justification to close off more than a few of its pages. This kind of full-site government censorship is shameful in the modern age.”

The idcloak censorship circumvention service is offered as a free public service and requires no account login or download. A user selects a proxy location beyond the limits of the censoring filters and their browser will access the media site, or any other, without restrictions.

Welles underlines that it is not just ‘other countries’ that have a use for this tool, “In nations where freedom of speech is protected, there are still examples where governments block access to individual pages on YouTube for political reasons. When filtering of an individual page occurs, our YouTube proxies will circumvent the block just as they would if the entire site were blocked.”

One concern about the release of this free service is regarding misapplication: whether the proxies could be abused by students seeking to bypass protective censorship at school. Welles is reassuring in his response, “Network administrators have the means at their disposal to prevent students from accessing our website and our proxy. Of course this is a form of censorship as well, but one that is justified when minors are concerned.”

idcloak is a Dallas web services company representing the interests of everyday users in the fields of privacy, security and freedom. For more information, see http://www.idcloak.com

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