Tag Archives: TOR

The Egyptian Crisis Proves the Need for Anonymity

January 29, 2011

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I had a very interesting conversation at work yesterday.  Someone I work with asked me about the “cool tools” that I really believe in.  After thinking long and hard about the question, I told him that I believe in freedom of speech and I believe in anonymity as a bulwark to ensure both the freedom […]

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Why Use Tor?

December 19, 2010

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So why should you use Tor? That’s a good question.  First, you need to know what Tor does.  I find that simple descriptions are often the best.  So here is my simple version of what Tor is: Tor is a means of tunneling specific messages (i.e., traffic) through an anonymous (and reasonably secure) network.  Wikipedia […]

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Not So Seamless – But Oh, So Delicious

December 19, 2010

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Sometimes, you have way too many balls in the air.  I saw the shiny bauble (Tor on my Droid 2) and I had to chase it.  Here is what happened: I tried to download the tool from the Tor site.  That proved fruitless.  I was connected via 802.11 to my home network.  And my home […]

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It’s About Time – In So Many Ways

December 19, 2010

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This week was quite surreal.  I’ve spent almost thirty-five years working with computers.  [Note: That includes a few years as a teenager.]  I’ve built computers from scratch.  I’ve held practically every job you can imagine in the software industry.  But I have never been officially certified in anything.  So I’ve been confronted with one of […]

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A Maze of Twisty Passages…

July 3, 2010

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I am definitely an old school gamer.  My son plays games like Modern Warfare 2 and Left 4 Dead 2.  But I started when games required thought and not just lightning-fast reflexes.  And one of the very first computer games I remember was Colossal Cave.  I first played it on an IBM S/370 that ran […]

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