GigaNews 'Accelerator'

GigaNews has released their final version of their 'Giganews Accelerator'- basically a proxy service for connecting to their binary news servers.  One very interesting (and useful) feature is that they can compress the headers before sending- and the accelerator will decompress as they are received.  Very useful as the compression equals to downloading the headers at about 40mbps (over a 6mpbs connection)! 

The accelerator also offers a SSL connection between the client and the Giganews news servers- but only if you have a data plan that includes SSL.  Nice if you are worried about your ISP doing packet inspection and possibly doing traffic shaping based on the data it finds...

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