Monday, 6 April 2009

Blogging via Tor

To mark the start of the government's requiring all ISPs to retain all details of web sites visited, I bring this post to you via Tor.

Installing it on my Windows XP machine was quick and problemless. It puts a little button at the bottom of the Firefox browser to enable or disable it; when enabled, things slow down a little as you're routed via computers around the globe but not by much. Even as I'm typing, the apparent origin of this post is changing from somewhere in Germany to the US to Greece and to Japan.

1st Round: Raedwald 1 Government 0

7 comments:

Kemi said...

You're only just discovering ToR?

You mean you've been exposed all this while? Jeepers!

Sue said...

Completely negates the need for the UK government to store all the data in the first place. I have said this time and time again, if a terrorist or criminal wants to circumvent any government intrusion into datacomms, it's just too easy to do.

Anonymous said...

Tor is a wonderful thing, in theory, but the slow speeds pretty much ruin it for me.

Anonymous said...

But...your traffic is tracked and recorded at your ISP, before it ever reaches Tor.

I don't see how this helps.

Unless you are using a secured VPN tunnel to reach Tor, or something...

Anonymous said...

@anon 14:36
Tor is not really useful for blogging but it can be a powerful tool for casual surfing.

Bill Quango MP said...

It will soon be an offence to blog offshore.
Give us your UK address or we will have difficulty prosecuting you.

Anonymous said...

You need to us hotspot shield or similar (a free vpn over the web)