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BlogWorthy: EFF Joins Forces with Tor Software Project

Submitted by admin on Wed, 12/22/2004 - 17:52

Here's an annoucement worthy of being included in my blog.

EFF Joins Forces with Tor Software Project - Civil Liberties Group to Support Development of Anonymous Internet Communications System

A quote from Slashdot:

"[Tor] also allows you to install Tor-aware apps, such as an HTTP proxy (for private browsing), or maybe private P2P? Unlike Freenet, it doesn't use massive encryption (as far as I can tell) and relies more on something called onion routing to randomly bounce requests between other Tor proxies, thus obfuscating the IP of the original client. So it allows you to browse regular Internet sites! Maybe it should be considered more of an 'open-source' Anonymizer?"

Tor sounds neat to me, and I'm a big fan of the EFF, so I couldn't help but installing it.

However, I'd love to get some feedback from a few security specialists. Is Tor the right direction for EFF to take or is it "just another tool"? What is the most distinguishing feature of Tor?