Tor, Torment and empty promises for Internet privacy

He publicized a vulnerability in a system called Tor, which facilitates anonymous Web surfing and online publishing. Used by political dissidents, journalists, and people who just want additional privacy, Tor routes Internet traffic through a special network of protected servers run by thousands of volunteers….Moore has said that he decided to launch this attack on Tor because he suspects that child pornographers are using the anonymous network to hand out kiddie porn. But it’s also more than that. Via e-mail, he told me, “If anything, I want my demonstration site to serve as a warning for anyone who believes their Web traffic is actually anonymous.”

Read Annalee Newitz’ Exploiting the Code from Alternet

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One response to “Tor, Torment and empty promises for Internet privacy

  1. Bob

    I know nothing is perfect. But you cant always have perfect privacy.

    One that works well for me and suits my browsing style is

    http://www.mysecureisp.com

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