from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who circumvents
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who circumvents; one who gains his purpose by cunning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who circumvents, or gains his purpose by cunning or wiles; a plotter or schemer.
- n. Same as circumferentor, 1.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
A circumventor is a method of defeating blocking policies implemented using proxy servers.
A circumventor is a web-based page that takes a site that is blocked and "circumvents" it through to an unblocked web site, allowing the user to view blocked pages.
Known as Alkasir, the Arabic word for "circumventor," his free program has attracted at least 16,000 users in Yemen, China, Iran and elsewhere, he says.
An example, If you're in country 'x' where web sites are filtered, someone having a 24*7 broadband Internet connection in country 'y' should install the circumventor program, and send you the new links, which you can surf bypassing the content filtering software.
A copyright owner seeking to impose liability on an accused circumventor must demonstrate a reasonable relationship between the circumvention at issue and a use relating to a property right for which the Copyright Act permits the copyright owner to withhold authorization—as well as notice that authorization was withheld.
Dave Yensan: PD has told us he had to use a circumventor (whatever that is) ...
I personally run a few circumventor websites to ensure that.
The use of circumventors is usually safe with the exception that circumventor sites run by an untrusted third party can be run with hidden intentions, such as collecting personal information, and as a result users are typically advised against running personal data such as credit card numbers or passwords through a circumventor.
Students are able to access blocked sites (games, chatrooms, messenger, offensive material, internet pornography, social networking, etc.) through a circumventor.
Another use of a circumventor is to allow access to country-specific services, so that Internet users from other countries may also make use of them.