[hackerspaces] Please help us promote online privacy

Mel mel at hackersouverts.fr
Sat May 28 14:51:41 CEST 2011

Sounds feasible, and interesting.

I like that you're tying up bitcoins with a very important service here ! in
a similar vein, a friend of mine and I were wondering how to tie in bitcoins
to the Whuffie Bank or Flattr - all sorts of services that could use some
sort of back up in one way or another. Maybe using bitcoins could help with
that ?


2011/5/28 Elliot Lee <elliot at greengar.com>

> Just thought of a new idea...
> On May 28, 2011, at 4:51 AM, Micah Lee <micah at eff.org> wrote:
> > Hi friends,
> >
> > We're about to roll out a campaign at EFF to encourage organizations and
> individuals to run Tor relays. For those of you that don't know, Tor is
> software and a network of volunteers worldwide that help people be anonymous
> online by masking IP addresses. Individuals (like many bloggers in
> authoritarian regimes) need the Tor network to communicate safely.
> Unfortunately, the people who need Tor the most are often not in a position
> to run Tor relays and contribute to the Tor network.
> Idea: Non-profit organization
> Purpose: expand the Tor network
> How: Bitcoins
> Why: the people who need Tor live under authoritarian regimes. They aren't
> in a position to run a Tor node and grow the network. Instead, they can
> contribute Bitcoins to help pay for the network. Tor users pay Bitcoins. Tor
> node/relay operators receive those Bitcoins.
> Feasible?
> > Those of us who care deeply about online privacy can make a tangible
> impact by participating in the Tor network. You can read more about Tor at
> https://torproject.org/.
> >
> > EFF is reaching out to hacker spaces and privacy and free speech
> organizations and asking them to join us in helping to grow the Tor network.
> We're hoping that by working together as a movement, we can make a
> significant impact in the size of the Tor network - and help people
> worldwide safeguard their online privacy.
> >
> > To participate, organizations and individuals need to set up a Tor relay.
> Please consider talking about your hacker space running a relay, and
> promoting the Tor Challenge to your members.
> >
> > All relays count, including exit nodes, bridges and middle nodes. EFF has
> created an instructional video on setting up a Tor relay and we're updating
> our legal FAQ to provide a more detailed analysis about how U.S. law applies
> to Tor. Check out the video here (and the Tor website has plenty of
> documentation for other platforms as well):
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jmj4bILqiY
> >
> > Organizations and individuals that participate in our challenge will be
> thanked on our social media accounts and promoted on our website. I'm
> emailing you now because I'd like to give the privacy community a
> head-start. It's my hope that when we roll out this campaign next week, the
> initial participants will be the many organizations in the privacy community
> who are working hard to defend consumer privacy -- giving EFF an opportunity
> to publicly promote your great work.
> >
> > Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. And,
> please do not promote this campaign publicly until we launch next week. But
> of course feel free to forward this email to your internal hacker space
> lists.
> >
> > --
> > Micah Lee
> > Web Developer - Electronic Frontier Foundation
> > micah at eff.org - https://www.eff.org/
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