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EFF Event Focuses on Technical Ways to Protect Your Online Anonymity

May 3, 2005

EFF Event Focuses on Technical Ways to Protect Your Online Anonymity

Creators of Tor, an Anonymous Communication System, Discuss Their Work at May 10 BayFF

San Francisco, CA - On Tuesday, May 10, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will host another "BayFF," a free event series for the general public. This month, the subject is anonymous Internet communication. Roger Dingledine, principal system designer of the anonymous communication network Tor, will appear in person to discuss his work with Chris Palmer, EFF's Technology Manager.

Tor is a network-within-a-network that protects Internet communication from a form of surveillance known as "traffic analysis." Traffic analysis tracks where data goes and when, as well as how much is sent, rather than the content of communications. Knowing the source and destination of Internet traffic allows others to track a person's behavior and interests. The serious privacy implications of this type of surveillance will be discussed, as well as ways Tor helps to protect against it.

This free event is being held at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Because 111 Minna is a bar, attendees must be 21 or over.

Contacts:

Katina Bishop
Projects Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation
katina@eff.org

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