Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Off Topic: The Tor Network

People keep asking me, so here is the answer from the Tor Project: Anonymity Online :

"Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis"

"Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol."

Cheers!

5 comments:

  1. I don't agree with your primary reasons relating to the retention issue ....

    But I'm not faculty so those issues are beyond me.

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  2. Thanks for the comment. I'll explain my position on retention soon. I appreciate that you are interested.

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  3. Is it true that the board of trustees declared financial exigency? That means hu is broke right? I worry about that alot.

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  4. I don't want to post my analysis -- with, in my opinion, lots of facts and firsthand experience -- as I took the route of stepping on toes (with sincerity) by privately telling the relevant faculty and staff members my observations and giving them my suggestions. HU is a new school, and it isn't realistic to expect near-perfection (I can anticipate the argument here) when starting out. For me, as long as they LISTEN -- yes, I have shouted as well -- and continue to strive to make improvements then any such matters seem reasonable to me. There are a lot of high -- and even very high -- quality staff and faculty at HU and the school has tremendous potential. While I had some disappointments and some notable inconveniences, on balance it was a very good experience thanks to the quality of much of the staff and faculty. While clearly you are passionate about improving HU (MORE -- MUCH MORE -- LAB EXPERIENCE <--- LISTEN <----- LISTEN) and to a party rather removed from the matters you have an entertaining writing style, I fear -- but I could be wrong -- you are doing too much damage to the School and possibly to yourself and, in my opinion, it doesn't have to be this way. Take care, and I'll say "hello" when we next pass in the hallway. I enjoyed your class. PS I can't wait for my new T-Shirt!!!! Great Quote!!!!

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