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Wired reports that over half of the web's most popular sites are using Flash to track users who block traditional browser cookies. Photo by i y e r s . The findings come from a UC Berkeley study, which also found that only four of these top web sites using Flash cookies mention them in their privacy policies.
One way that technically savvy people around the world can help internet users under the censor's thumb is to act as proxies. A proxy provides an alternative path to the internet, free of government censorship and proved particularly useful during the Iranian crackdown. Iran uses what the OpenNet Initiative calls "one of the most extensive technical filtering systems in the world". Internet providers are required to go through state-controlled gateways.