Interesting article about an ISP working on a Tor-only SIM card.
With that in mind, one UK grassroots internet service provider is currently testing a data only SIM card that blocks any non-Tor traffic from leaving the phone at all, potentially providing a more robust way to use Tor while on the go.
“This is about sticking a middle finger up to mobile filtering, mass surveillance,” Gareth Llewelyn, founder of Brass Horn Communications, told Motherboard in an online chat. Brass Horn is a non-profit internet service provider with a focus on privacy and anti-surveillance services.
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“The key point is that it is a failsafe, if you don’t have Tor up then nothing can get to the internet,” Llewelyn said.
Tails–The Amnesiac Incognito Live System–recently updated to version 2.0.
The new version uses the Gnome Shell desktop environment, Tor Browser 5.5, switches to systemd, and “update[d] most firmware packages which might improve hardware compatibility.”
Back in April 2012, Tor books decided to abandon DRM schemes and begin releasing all of its books DRM-free. A year later, in 2013, Tor summed up its approach to piracy and the results after a year (emphasis added),
But DRM-protected titles are still subject to piracy, and we believe a great majority of readers are just as against piracy as publishers are, understanding that piracy impacts on an author’s ability to earn an income from their creative work. As it is, we’ve seen no discernible increase in piracy on any of our titles, despite them being DRM-free for nearly a year.
The move has been a hugely positive one for us, it’s helped establish Tor and Tor UK as an imprint that listens to its readers and authors when they approach us with a mutual concern—and for that we’ve gained an amazing amount of support and loyalty from the community. And a year on we’re still pleased that we took this step with the imprint and continue to publish all of Tor UK’s titles DRM-free.
At least one company gets it.
Nice talk from 28C3 on methods that arms race between governments and Tor developers.
Global Voices has a thorough guide on how to use Tor, free email accounts, and WordPress to blog anonymously. This was originally published in 2009, so some of the specifics are outdated, but it still nails the basic principles.
TorPark is a Firefox variant that takes the popular web browser and integrates a Tor client so you can do secure, completely anonymous — if a bit slow — web browsing. EFF has an explanation on its web site of how Tor accomplishes that.