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The Freedom Box gets off the ground

The Freedom Box gets off the ground

Posted Feb 24, 2011 5:51 UTC (Thu) by alison (subscriber, #63752)
Parent article: The Freedom Box gets off the ground

The Freedom Project relies on Tor to establish an encrypted anonymizing network that is essentially an overlay on the existing intertubes. If individuals in a nation with a hostile government want to send and receive data anonymously, they must route their transmissions through a Tor relay. A Tor relay must either be inside the country, in which case it can be discovered and taken down by the hostile government, or outside the country, in which case the packets have to go out through a "Great Firewall" router. Or am I missing something?

In the context of projects with a human right and security focus, it's worth mentioning Benetech's Martus: http://www.benetech.org/human_rights/martus.shtml


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The Freedom Box gets off the ground

Posted Feb 24, 2011 14:21 UTC (Thu) by ejr (subscriber, #51652) [Link]

Thank you for the Martus link! That's really interesting, and it looks quite similar to what some military folks want for intelligence gathering. I'm much more interested in analyzing the resulting data, and Martus is in a far better field.


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