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Psiphon

What it does: 

Allows users to access blocked sites in countries where the internet is censored, without installing additional software. Psiphon turns a regular home computer into a personal, encrypted server capable of retrieving and displaying web pages anywhere. You can then give out access to friends and contacts who live in a censored internet environment.

When to use it: 

If you live in a country that blocks access to certain websites.

Weaknesses: 

It will not allow you to access secure or encrypted web pages (HTTPS) and it will not protect you from malicious websites.

Suggested use: 

Give key people and stakeholders uncensored access if they are inside countries that are censoring the internet.

Owned by: 

CiviSec Project run by the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto. http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/

Security concerns: 

You need to trust your psiphon provider and know they are not misusing the service.