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Facebook makes an app that can bypass China’s censors


A tweak that Facebook made to its Android app will allow mobile customers in restricted places like China and Iran to connect to the social network.

It’s a big step forward for human rights activists — and it could greatly expand Facebook’s reach into countries where its services are banned.

Starting this week, the mobile Facebook (FB, Tech30) app will pair up with the best online anonymity tool out there: Tor.

“They want to make sure they get everyone in the world connected to Facebook, and this is the only way they’ll get people to do it,” said Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

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