April 30, 2001

Cult of the Dead Cow to attack censorship

Author: JT Smith

From ZDNet UK: "A computer hacking group best known for creating tools for hijacking computer systems is
turning its hand to civil disobedience and plans to release an application that could scupper
government and corporate censorship around the world.

The tool -- to be called Peekabooty -- will be based on peer-to-peer network technology. This
allows data to be distributed directly between computer systems and has attained fame through
the emergence of music-sharing technologies such as Napster and Gnutella. Peekabooty hosts
will cooperate in a similar way to Gnutella -- without a central server -- but in this case will share
and distribute controversial Web pages."

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