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Mozilla Deploying High-capacity Tor Middle Relays


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:44 PM

 

Back in November, Mozilla teamed-up with Tor Project under a new initiative called Polaris, in order to help reduce finite number of Tor connections occurring at the same time by adding high-capacity Tor middle relays to the Tor network, and now the company is ready with its first Tor Middle relays.
 
The Firefox maker has given the Tor network a high-capacity middle relays with the launch of 12 relays, all located in the United States, that will help distribute user traffic; the Tor browser is a great way to keep prying eyes from tracking you.
 
Mozilla is one of the most trusted companies on the internet, particularly when it comes to user privacy. The partnership of Mozilla and Tor aimed at providing more privacy features to Firefox browser, and increased Tor network support.
 
The Polaris Privacy Initiative was an effort of Mozilla, the Tor Project and the Center of Democracy and Technology — an advocacy group for digital rights, in order to help build more privacy controls into technology.
 
 

Engineers working under the Polaris Project made use of Mozilla's spare and decommissioned hardware, which included a pair of Juniper EX4200 switches and three HP SL170zG6 (48GB ram, 2*Xeon L5640, 2*1Gbps NIC) servers, along with a dedicated existing IP Transit provider to the project (2 X 10Gbps).

 

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