[hackerspaces] Please help us promote online privacy

Chris Hardee shazzner at gmail.com
Sat May 28 23:32:02 CEST 2011


...oh you said *privacy*, sorry my bad ;)

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:51 PM, 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. 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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Chris Hardee
San Antonio Hackerspace
10bitworks at gmail.com
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