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Friday, July 18, 2003

The US House of Representatives has approved a bill to create an Office of Global Internet Freedom, whose mission is to develop technologies to help net users around the world bypass national web filters and other forms of censorware. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Chris Cox (R-CA) and would give the Office $16 million to cover its first two years of operation. (PS: Does John Ashcroft know about this? No joke, this bill is good news and good in part because of its inconsistency with CIPA and the Patriot Act.) More coverage.