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Internet Lib Group Backs Anonymity Project

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:06 AM

Internet Lib Group Backs Anonymity Project. Tor is based on work done by Paul Syverson at the Center for High Assurance Computer Systems, which is part of the Naval Research Laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland, and further developed by Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson of the Tor Project. A group dedicated to preserving civil liberties on the Internet announced this week that it's throwing its weight behind the development of a technology to foster anonymity in cyberspace.By John P. Mello Jr. TechNewsWorld 12/27/04 5:10 AM PT The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) of San Francisco said in a statement that it is sponsoring the Tor Project, which has created an open-source application to help users remain anonymous when they surf the Web. According to EFF Technology Manager Chris Palmer, backing Tor is a way to safeguard on the Internet the real-world right to anonymity established by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "The way the Internet works, you can't necessarily be anonymous," he told TechNewsWorld. For example, he said, the popular search engine Google tracks the IP addresses of people who use it and assigns a unique user identification to that address in a cookie that resides on a user's hard drive and doesn't expire until 2038....
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