Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mass. group’s software helps avoid censorship - The Boston Globe

Excerpt from a Tor profile

One Internet service provider, a company called Noor, was left unaffected perhaps because it services banks or the Egyptian stock market, Toonk said. That means that it is probably being closely scrutinized by the Egyptian intelligence service, making anonymity software all the more crucial, Tor activists said.

“People in Egypt right now that are using the Internet really need to cover their tracks,’’ said Appelbaum by telephone from Seattle. “Let’s pretend that the government doesn’t fall. . . . We don’t know if they have analysts working in real time to try to find activists, and we are trying to make sure that people have access to Tor, so that people aren’t hunted down in the streets.’’

Mass. group’s software helps avoid censorship - The Boston Globe

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