Freedom Stick for Beijing Olympics

 - Aug 9, 2008
References: shop.foebud.org & blog.wired
Even though China had promised to provide unrestricted Internet for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they announced recently that certain websites will be blocked.

If you are a journalist who values Internet freedom, or maybe you are a bit paranoid that China will trace your online activity while you are in the country, then you have to get this Freedom Stick.

The Freedom Stick is a $30 USB dongle by Germany's Chaos Computer Club that enables its users to bypass the so called 'Great Firewall of China' and hide your activity traces. The dongle comes pre-loaded with software that will automatically secure your communications by utilizing The Onion Router network to cloak your connections and route it through anonymous computers.

You can actually easily install such software on your own notebook, without the Freedom Stick; however, the USB dongle comes in handy when you need to use another PC or notebook. You do not have to reconfigure the network settings or install anything. Simply plug it in the USB port and start enjoying secure unlimited Internet access.

The Freedom Stick will only be sold during the Beijing Olympics 2008.