[Ubuntu-US-PA] Fwd: [plug-announce] February 3, 2010: "Tor: Anonymous Communications for the Dept of Defense...and you." presented by Tor project leader Roger Dingledine

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 29 18:26:03 GMT 2010

Hi folks,

I don't usually forward PLUG announcements to the list, but I figured
this topic is popular enough that some folks that wouldn't normally
attend might be interested.

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From: Elizabeth Krumbach <lyz at princessleia.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM
Subject: February 3, 2010: "Tor: Anonymous Communications for the Dept
of Defense...and you." presented by Tor project leader Roger
To: plug-announce at phillylinux.org

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 This month we are happy to welcome Roger Dingledine to PLUG for his talk
 "Tor: Anonymous Communications for the Dept of Defense...and you."

 What do the Department of Defense and the Electronic Frontier
 Foundation have in common? They have both funded the development of Tor
 (torproject.org), a free-software anonymizing network that helps people
 around the world use the Internet in safety. Tor's 1600 volunteer
 servers carry traffic for several hundred thousand users including
 ordinary citizens who want protection from identity theft and prying
 corporations, corporations who want to look at a competitor's website
 in private, bloggers and activists around the world, and soldiers and
 aid workers in the Middle East who need to contact their home servers
 without fear of physical harm.

 He will give an overview of the Tor architecture, and talk about why you'd
 want to use it, what security it provides, and policy and legal issues.
 Then we can open it up for discussion about open research questions, wider
 social implications, and other topics the audience wants to consider.

 Roger Dingledine is project leader for The Tor Project, a US non-profit
 working on anonymity research and development for such diverse
 organizations as the US Navy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and
 Voice of America. In addition to all the hats he wears for Tor, Roger
 organizes academic conferences on security and anonymity, speaks at
 such events as Blackhat, Defcon, Toorcon, CCC congresses, and Hacking at
 Random, and also does tutorials on anonymity for national and foreign law
 enforcement. Roger was honored in 2006 as one of the top 35 innovators
 under the age of 35 by Technology Review magazine.

 The meeting will take place from 7-9pm at:

         University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
         Griffith Hall C
         600 South 43rd Street
         Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

 USP is located in University City.  Driving directions are
 available at <http://www.phillylinux.org/locations/usp.html>, or
 <http://www.usip.edu/directions/>, both of which have an aerial
 view of the campus buildings.  USP is also easily accessible by
 public transportation.

 There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to
 the main presentation at 8PM.  This is an open meeting; all are
 welcome, and encouraged to attend.

 Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a
 nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two.  Come join
 the camaraderie!

Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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