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What Is TOR? or "The face of the surveillance state is totally an octopus in a top hat"
June 8, 2011 9:24 AM   Subscribe

What Is TOR? or "The face of the surveillance state is totally an octopus in a top hat"
WHAT IS TOR: A poster for the Electronic Frontier Foundation by Molly Crabapple and myself explains what the TOR network of anonymous nodes does, why it's important, and what you can do to help, via the medium of cartoon raccoons in waistcoats.
Role: Writer
posted by The Whelk (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite



Gorgeous!
posted by yaymukund at 11:24 AM on June 9, 2011


Seconding yaymakund; what a delightful piece of work. Well done.
posted by Smoosh Faced Lion at 6:33 AM on June 11, 2011


i was totally excited about this poster a couple days ago and delighted to find out that out that you wrote it!
posted by sawdustbear at 4:58 PM on June 16, 2011


I've found the Tor Browser bundle for Mac OS X extremely smooth now, https everywhere comes preinstalled, no conflict with an existing firefox, everything just works.

I strongly recommend that everybody try out Tor now that's it's grown so clean, not for regular browsing mind you, more just so you'd know how to obfuscate your IP whenever you might want.

Also, I wrote a post discussing some controversial improvements to the Tor situation on iOS, which got deleted because I post about privacy issues too frequently.
posted by jeffburdges at 5:36 PM on November 16, 2011


Fantastic poster, great artwork and copy. (I came here from jeffburdges FPP about TOR chat...thumbs up if you did too, heh).
posted by marienbad at 11:14 AM on June 18, 2012


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