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September 20, 2006

New Browser Anonymises Web Surfing

While we're on the subject of privacy, the BBC is reporting on the debut of a free anonymising browser small enough to fit on a USB drive.  This gives people the ability to surf anonymously from any machine with a USB port and a desktop that hasn't been locked down.

Torpark is the browser that uses the Tor network of browsers created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.  The browser encrypts traffic between the computer and the Tor network, and then regularly changes the IP address of surfers as it travels over the network. 

The BBC article is here.  Go here for the download if anonymous surfing is your bent.  It's in self-extracting exe or in rar format at about 10 mb, depending on the download mirror.  As the president might say, don't go doing any illegalling now, hear?

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Hello! I have just one short question - is there any limitations in Tor system? I'm using it for a couple of days, it seems to work stable without any crashes. I want also ask you if I can use my software - SmartHide that I have used for months with Tor? I just want to know how to use them both if it possible?

Posted by: Hide IP address | Oct 3, 2007 2:16:32 AM

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