UK ISP BT was ordered to block its customers from accessing the Newzbin2 filesharing site in July this year, although the block won’t actually be put in place until October. However, the BBC claims that Newzbin2 has been working on software to get around the system, making it available for Windows PC users this week, with Mac and Linux versions to come. “We are pleased to announce the first Newzbin2 client software,” one of the site’s programmers tells TorrentFreak. “This is targeted at UK users who are likely to get blocked in October. This first version is a bit rushed and so not very polished. As time goes by we shall improve it and add features.” It may be early days, but the coders seem confident the new software will run rings around BT’s Cleanfeed technology, which will be used to block the site. “We can’t say how our client application works but it uses a number of techniques to utterly defeat Cleanfeed. The application also has Agility Technology to break any updated web censorship methods or anti freedom countermeasures.” Source: TorrentFreak
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