[hackerspaces] Please help us promote online privacy

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Sat May 28 23:48:55 CEST 2011

There's also the chaosvpn which many hackerspaces are a part of.

Have you joined?  It's free!
On May 27, 2011 1:51 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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