Google Investing in Free Throttle Detection

The initiative is to allow users everywhere to detect internet censorship. The $1 million grant awarded to Georgia Tech is a two-year program designed to create easy-to-use internet tools for all users. The free software suite will be primarily aimed at consumers to allow them to detect throttling or censorship that may be implemented by governments and insidious ISPs.

Spearheaded by recent internet-related uprisings that involved countries like Tunisia and Egypt, researchers hope to open up a more transparent internet environment. Given the fact that certain ISPs are far less than trustworthy, it’s a good start.

Ars Technica