March 23, 2007
Internet Research, Uncensored
Computer scientists use social networking to help foreign scholars bypass their governments' Web filters
Tucked near the top of Jadi Mirmirani's Web browser sits a pale-blue toolbar. Amid a cockpit-like array of buttons, it is his navigation system, but it is entirely nondescript: For Internet activists and scholars in Iran — where the government bans thousands of Web sites and even keyword searches on "women" — subtlety is critical.
When Mr. Mirmirani