EFF launches campaign to protect privacy

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Tor programme to support open internet and protect privacy

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just launched a new campaign to promote internet privacy. Dubbed as the ‘Tor Challenge’, the campaign is to encourage Internet users all over the world to support the Tor network by operating relays.

According to EFF, Tor is a service that helps internet users to protect their anonymity whilst online and enables them to circumvent Internet censorship.

When Internet users use the Tor software, their real IP address remains hidden. Apparently, activists all over the world depend on Tor to maintain anonymity when communicating and accessing websites that have been blocked by their governments, EFF said, adding that the Tor software depends on the Tor network, which is made up of Tor relays operated by individuals, EFF added. The more Tor relays running, the faster, more secure and more robust the Tor network becomes.

For more information, visit https://www.eff.org/torchallenge


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