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Censorship? Researchers develop ‘Encore’ to monitor Web access

Researchers have created a tool to monitor the accessibility of Web pages around the world that can be installed by adding a single line of code to a web page.
The tool, Encore, runs when a user visits a website where the code is installed and then discreetly collects data from potentially censored sites. The researchers hope the data they collect will allow them to determine the wheres, whens and hows of what’s blocked, as well as identify ways to get around restricted access.
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