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Dandelion G. (380)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 5:31 pm
Jacob Appelbaum is an independent computer security researcher and hacker. He was employed by the University of Washington, and is a core member of the Tor project. Appelbaum is known for representing Wikileaks at the 2010 Hope conference. He has subsequently been repeatedly targeted by US law enforcement agencies, who obtained a court order for his Twitter account data, detained him 12 times at the US border after trips abroad, and seized a laptop and several mobile phones.

He appeared with Julian Assange on Episode 8 & 9 of The World Tomorrow, "Cypherpunks".

He is a contributor to Julian Assange's 2012 book Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet along with Andy Müller-Maguhn and Jérémie Zimmermann.


Terry V. (30)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:25 pm
Noted and shared. THANKS!

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:50 pm

Sounds like great protection from the very things we talk about on Care2, I did download and will use it.

Victoria P. (108)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:36 pm
Noted with thanks Sheryl

Devon Leonard (54)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:06 pm
noted and shared....thanks Dandelion.

Rose Becke (295)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:20 pm
Thanks again Dandeliion

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:31 pm
I really want to thank you for posting this. Thank YOU, Thank you.

I only go to Care2, shopping sites, and reseach papers(occaisionally recipe sites). But I absolutely detest the idea that I can't do this without someone trying to sell me something. Or is reporting my spending habits to advertisers. Or I.D. thieves trying to hack(though Norton anti phishing is pretty good) I have 12 anti-tracking programs running at the same time, and still my antivirus picks up tracking cookies. I really hate this.

But I have to read the entire site carefully before I contribute or download. I am not sure yet If I would be handing over my data to another abuser(or worse) in disguise of an activist for internet anonymity.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:46 pm

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:35 am

Dandelion G. (380)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:27 am
Tor is a sophisticated privacy tool endorsed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other civil liberties groups as a method for whistleblowers and human rights workers to communicate with journalists, among other uses.

But indeed, do your research.

Tor itself has much information. Here is a blog page with various information and discussions.
Tor Information Blog

Cynthia not well (340)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:35 am
TY Dandelion

Dandelion G. (380)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:43 am
You are all very welcome.

Pat B. (357)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:20 am
Thank you for this information, Sheryl. I will look into this one. ;-)

paul m. (93)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:46 am


Divergent revolution (331)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:12 am
You really keep up with all the most important stories.

Tim C. (2412)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:30 am

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:49 am
Thanks for the info sad that we need it.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:03 am
We must protect ourselves from the surveillance of the police state that this nation has become.

Michael Kirkby (90)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:04 am
Yep and Big Sister on my work computer won't allow me access. Surprise!

john byrne (53)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:28 am

THANKS for the ongoing intel, DANDELION great to see all is well with you.

Dandelion G. (380)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:34 am
Thanks John, muah!

Petra M. (260)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:47 pm
Noted with thanks, Dandelion!

Eternal Gardener (750)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:49 pm
Noted with thanks and sent on to others!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:46 pm
Try Gibiru. It's a free site available for downloading.

Dandelion G. (380)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:17 pm
Thank you Theodore, that gives people a couple of options.

Ro H. (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:02 am

SuSanne P. (190)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:49 am
Thank you Dandelion. I will certainly download this when my computer is repaired. Your research is good enough for me...

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 1:57 pm
Thanks for posting.

Lois Jordan (61)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:29 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion. I watched the Assange interview with Appelbaum and others and was so impressed. I'd been reading snippets about the TOR project since Occupy was in full swing, but am still not sure about using the application. Will check this out with my young adult kids, though. They seem to be the best informed, as I'm a novice by comparison.

Nancy C. (814)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:47 pm
looking into ya

Mariette G. (169)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:06 pm
Wow! Sounds great! Thanks for sharing Sheryl!

Judy C. (99)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:32 am
This looks good! Thanks for posting it, Dandelion..

Gina Caracci (223)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:34 pm
I dont like the fact you can ask people not to track you and to post ads on your computer because of something you looked up and they DONT HAVE TO DO IT. To me thats an invasion of privacy. Another block of the constitution gone...I will look into it further also. as usual, you ROCK Dandelion!

Merike Lillenberg (51)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:53 am
Thanks for information.

l L. (1)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 1:14 pm
thx and noted

SuSanne P. (190)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 2:03 pm
I just completed downloading. THANK YOU once again. Could you please send the link to me (or explain how to find) each episode of Cypherpunks,as it was one of much information that was lost during puter probs.
"""He appeared with Julian Assange on Episode 8 & 9 of The World Tomorrow, "Cypherpunks"."""

Dandelion G. (380)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:09 pm
Part 1 of CyberPunks or Episode 8 is below and one can go from there to Part 2 or Episode 9
CyberPunks Julian Assange

lee e. (114)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 8:04 am
thanks Sheryl - don't know where I was when you posted this!

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 10:21 am
Thank you Dandelion!

Leanne B. (44)
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 7:24 pm
Thank you Dandelion excellent post. Was up til nearly 3 am watching stuff. Got a little more to go. I was in data heaven when wiki leaks came out. Can never know to much but you can know too little. Knowledge is power and should be free to all. You are a brite light!

Dandelion G. (380)
Thursday February 26, 2015, 7:26 am
Thank you for taking the time to click onto the link and dive in.....I can never learn too much.
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