Archive for May 4th, 2005

How TOR works
Native Chapel Hillian and Free Haven maven Richard Dingledine writes to get the energy up for a big throwdown in SFO where he will tell his “Stories From the Trenches
About the Creation of Tor, an Anonymous Internet Communication System.”

Explore the World of Anonymous Communication Online

Join EFF at 111 Minna Gallery to Hear Stories From the Trenches
About the Creation of Tor, an Anonymous Internet Communication System

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10th, 2005, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHAT: Tor: A Brief History of the Most Important Privacy Software Since PGP
Tor is a free/open source software project to create an anonymous
communication system on the Internet. Tor runs on all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/UNIX).

WHO:
Roger Dingledine – Tor Project – tor.eff.org
Roger Dingledine is the chief researcher and developer of Tor and has worked on anonymity and security software at MIT, Reputation Technologies, and his own Freehaven Project. Roger will share his personal experiences about the creation of Tor.

Chris Palmer – Electronic Frontier Foundation – www.eff.org
Chris Palmer is EFF’s Technology Manager. He will discuss EFF’s goals and reasons for supporting the Tor Project.

WHERE: 111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 974-1719

This event is free and open to the general public. You must be 21+.
Refreshments will be served. Free t-shirts for people currently running Tor nodes. (Bring your IP address.) To learn how to set up a Tor node, see http://tor.eff.org/cvs/tor/doc/tor-doc.html#server

Please RSVP to (415) 436-9333 x129 or bayff-rsvp@eff.org

111 Minna Gallery is accessible via BART. Get off at the Montgomery station and exit at 2nd and Market. Walk south on 2nd Street for a block and a half, and take a right down the Minna Street Alley. 111 Minna Street is located between Mission and Howard.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading civil liberties organization working to protect rights in the digital world. EFF is a member-supported organization and maintains one of the most linked-to websites in the world: http://www.eff.org/

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Off to hear Dr. Barbara K. Rimer, new Dean of the School of Public Health, give a speech titled, “Books, Bytes and Bugs: From Information and Library Science to Public Health.”
More here afterwards.

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A lot of people with intriguing names have been writing to tell me about the number of times that they’ve gotten lucky. Spamassassin is learning about them tho. Soon they will be off with the various spellings of Rollex where I will never see them.
If you feel the need to tell me about your luck, send that story via paper mail to:

NC Attorney General’s Office
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001

Be sure to include a return address and a day time phone number.

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Sally Greene notices that the News and Observer now runs not only a few blogs, but an NC Blogwatch. She discovered this heretofore well kept secret by mining her refer logs. Turns out that the NandO blogmasters aren’t using Trackback to the posts that they feature. They do have a Trackback for their own post and I’m using it here to Trackback to one of the articles there that links to an article here.

Meanwhile WXDU is being stalked or policed depending on your viewpoint by “an unidentified, middle-aged man.” How you can tell age and gender from email has yet to be explained. The Chronicle reports that the emailer has been reporting on what words and expressions are used on air by WXDU DJs and is also including images grabbed from the WXDU webcam in his emails to Duke administrators.

According to the e-mail sent to the WXDU list warning DJs about the situation, President Richard Brodhead, Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta and Executive Vice President Tallman Trask have received the man’s e-mails. Moneta said he is involved in conversations about the situation with people who have expressed concerns but declined to comment further. Several WXDU DJs also declined to comment about the situation.

An Effin’ chillin’ effect?

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