Jan 23

Activists Stamp Banknotes With Freegate QR Codes To Circumvent China’s Great Firewall

Stamping Chinese banknotes with censorship-busting QR codes (Boing Boing, Jan 21, 2014):

An anonymous anti-censorship group is stamping Chinese banknotes with a QR code and the message “Scan and download software to break the Internet firewall.” The stamps encode a URL for Freegate, a firewall-busting service. The stamps are widely suspected to be the work of Falun Gong, an outlawed religious sect that has a long history of supplying anti-censorship technology inside of mainland China, both to supply access to its own censored websites and to advertise the virtues of its belief-system to Chinese Internet users who are more interested in beating censorship than religion.

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