Telex To Help Defeat Web Censors

Data smuggling software could help citizens in countries operating strict net filters visit any site they want. Developed by US computer scientists the software, called Telex, hides data from banned websites inside traffic from sites deemed safe. The software draws on well-known encryption techniques to conceal data making it hard to decipher. So far, Telex is only a prototype but in tests it has been able to defeat Chinese web filters.