Intra, the new application proposed by Google for Android that aims to fight against censorship on the Internet. This is to circumvent the censorship that is put in place by different governments. Intra is available on Google Play Store.
Google’s Jigsaw subsidiary has just launched a new application related to the fight against censorship on the net. In the viewfinder, authoritarian regimes like China, North Korea or Russia that put a lot of barriers to freedom of expression.
Intra, the new Google app to get around censorship on the net
And the censorship tool on which Google relies is on DNS manipulations, which allow blocking websites, prevents users from being able to go on social networks or instant messaging applications. With Intra, all this will be finished, the application having apparently found the parry.
For Google, ” The Domain Name System (DNS) is like the telephone directory of the Internet: it is via this one that computers know which servers are connected to which domains. But the connection between your computer and the domain name system is usually unencrypted, which means that users can intercept that traffic and manipulate it . “
A desire to counter censorship on the Internet
The firm adds, ” Intra works by encrypting your connection to the domain name system so that no one can manipulate it or see what websites you are trying to visit .” It must be said that censorship is increasing dramatically in the world, and that is what worries the Mountain View firm.
Among the latest examples to date, Venezuela. According to an international association, the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), the country uses DNS manipulation to prevent independent media from expressing itself.
Google notes that ” this tactic is increasingly used around the world to suppress information .” Good news, Intra is easy to use. For this, it must be activated once and then enjoy the encryption.