EFF Sponsors Anonymous Communication Software

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Date: Thursday, December 23rd, 2004, 08:15
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Linux Electrons is reporting on an interesting communication technology called Tor that allows internet users to communicate anonymously.

General News Yesterday the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced that it is becoming a sponsor of Tor, a technology project that helps organizations and individuals engage in anonymous communication online. Tor is a network-within-a-network that protects communication from a form of surveillance known as “traffic analysis.” …
“The Tor project is a perfect fit for EFF, because one of our primary goals is to protect the privacy and anonymity of Internet users,” said EFF Technology Manager Chris Palmer. “Tor can help people exercise their First Amendment right to free, anonymous speech online. And unlike many other security systems, Tor recognizes that there is no security without user-friendliness — if the mechanism is not accessible, nobody will use it. Tor strikes a balance between performance, usability, and security.”
Using Tor can help people anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, and more. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

The PowerPage believes in the Constitution of the United States and in protecting the First Amendment right to free speech. Protect yourself by using tools like Tor, PGP and anonymous remailers like Riot.


Linux Electrons is reporting on an interesting communication technology called Tor that allows internet users to communicate anonymously.

General News Yesterday the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced that it is becoming a sponsor of Tor, a technology project that helps organizations and individuals engage in anonymous communication online. Tor is a network-within-a-network that protects communication from a form of surveillance known as “traffic analysis.” …
“The Tor project is a perfect fit for EFF, because one of our primary goals is to protect the privacy and anonymity of Internet users,” said EFF Technology Manager Chris Palmer. “Tor can help people exercise their First Amendment right to free, anonymous speech online. And unlike many other security systems, Tor recognizes that there is no security without user-friendliness — if the mechanism is not accessible, nobody will use it. Tor strikes a balance between performance, usability, and security.”
Using Tor can help people anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, and more. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

The PowerPage believes in the Constitution of the United States and in protecting the First Amendment right to free speech. Protect yourself by using tools like Tor, PGP and anonymous remailers like Riot.

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