Project: Tor

Go down

Project: Tor

Post by Kalb on 24.03.12 22:09

Hello, friends.

Freedom of speech has been widely questioned by mankind in the project about SOPA - (Stop Online Piracy Act). Well, I have done some research to protect my privacy in the Internet world, so.. I want share with you what i found.
I found the project Tor, works on Windows, Linux/BDS/Unix, MacOS, Android, etc..

What is the project Tor?
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known astraffic analysis

Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others.

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.

Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor's hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.
Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use Tor to allow their workers to connect to their home website while they're in a foreign country, without notifying everybody nearby that they're working with that organization.

Groups such as Indymedia recommend Tor for safeguarding their members' online privacy and security. Activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recommend Tor as a mechanism for maintaining civil liberties online. Corporations use Tor as a safe way to conduct competitive analysis, and to protect sensitive procurement patterns from eavesdroppers. They also use it to replace traditional VPNs, which reveal the exact amount and timing of communication. Which locations have employees working late? Which locations have employees consulting job-hunting websites? Which research divisions are communicating with the company's patent lawyers?

A branch of the U.S. Navy uses Tor for open source intelligence gathering, and one of its teams used Tor while deployed in the Middle East recently. Law enforcement uses Tor for visiting or surveilling web sites without leaving government IP addresses in their web logs, and for security during sting operations.

The variety of people who use Tor is actually part of what makes it so secure. Tor hides you among the other users on the network, so the more populous and diverse the user base for Tor is, the more your anonymity will be protected.

- https://www.torproject.org/

How to install Tor in Windows (Video):



The site explains everything, just take a look and see how it helps us, there are sites that are blocked, simply respond to what they ask and continues to surf in the Internet without any problems. Very Happy

What do you think?
avatar
Kalb
Expert
Expert

Number of posts : 1265
Location : Some part of infinite universe...
Registration date : 2009-10-28

http://twitter.com/#!/st7lk3r

Back to top Go down

Re: Project: Tor

Post by Jonathan on 25.03.12 7:45

Sounds interesting. I don't know much about this techie stuff so thanks for posting.
avatar
Jonathan
Master
Master

Number of posts : 2308
Location : United States
Registration date : 2008-06-05

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum