Libraries' ongoing support ofTor

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by harrygunner, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. harrygunner

    harrygunner

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    Two different directions for freedom of communications -

    Some U.S. libraries are moving the right way at the same time Russia is moving the wrong way.

    Recently, a library in New Hampshire added support for Tor (The onion router) by hosting a Tor exit node. The cops tried to discourage that move, but the town and library committee held its ground. Other libraries are joining in by adding new exit nodes.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/16/library_turns_tor_relay_back_on/

    https://libraryfreedomproject.org/torexitpilotphase1/

    On the other hand, Russia is busy attempting to block any manner of anonymous, autonomous communication:

    https://thestack.com/world/2015/02/...-to-ban-tor-vpns-and-other-anonymising-tools/

    Russia's move shows how correct the U.S. libraries are on this issue. Good to know there are some in this country who understand what rights humans have.

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    If you're not familiar with Tor, the IP addresses of exit nodes are the only IP addresses seen by normal web servers. So, exit nodes are easiest to harass. Totalitarian governments intimidate owners of exit nodes, threatening fines and/or arrest. That's why we should support these libraries in this.

    Personally, my main bother is how public and private entities are taking advantage of technology to "be all up in our business".

    Tor applications for your use: https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en

    Also, Tails supports Tor: https://tails.boum.org/
     
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  2. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    >> Personally, my main bother is how public and private entities are taking advantage of technology to "be all up in our business".

    Lat week i was trying to send some financial info to a CPA. I out the documents into an encrypted zip file because I didn't want my personal info exposed for all to read.

    The mail deliver failed because "The message contained an encrypted file that couldn't be scanned for viruses"

    So how the hell can we email secure documents any more????
     
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