21 Feb '13, 2am

Developer creates Chrome VPN extension to get past Singapore censors

Developer creates Chrome VPN extension to get past Singapore censors February 21, 2013 by Terence LEE While the Internet in Singapore is generally free of censorship, the prudish Singapore government has made the extraordinary step of barring users from accessing certain pornographic sites. On its blacklist are Playboy, Penthouse, as well as a variety of video streaming sites like Redtube, Tube8, and Pornoxo. Less titillating content related to religious extremism are purportedly banned too. Now, a developer has created a Chrome extension that allows users to bypass the censors. Called ‘Go Away MDA’ , with MDA referring to the government’s media authority, the extension essentially enables a VPN via a proxy. The process is made as seamless as possible — once users install the extension and key in the login details (provided by the developer), they can immediately start sur...

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