Anonymizer bought out

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  1. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Registered Member

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    Anonymizer Acquired by Abraxas - Anonymity for The National Security Community

    Anonymizer has been acquired by Abraxas, a “risk mitigation” company who’s customers are the National Security Community (NSA, CIA, DIA, etc).

    Article via Ironkey blog

    Surprised no-one got on to this one earlier.
     
  2. dendrobates

    dendrobates Registered Member

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    Re: Anonymizer brought out

    I don't see the news value of this, as everybody knows there is no REAL anonymous proxy in the USA.

    History shows that they ALL KEEP LOG files.. ;)

    http://www.securityfocus.com/news/8317

    The contradiction here, is you need a anon proxy from a less free country
    here, to be certain that nobody is spying on you.

    But for most anon proxy users, they don't mind that the government is
    watching them, they just don't want to be bothered by others.

    Perhaps the quality of the product will be better :D

    BTW:
    Please explain why anon proxies should HAVE and keep their logfiles :D :D :D
     
  3. Pleonasm

    Pleonasm Registered Member

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    It appears to me that the reason why the Dutch Internet blackmailer was caught (and I’m glad this occurred!) was that he incorrectly assumed that Anonymizer provided anonymity for FTP downloads – and it does not. The service only routes HTTP and HTTPS traffic through its proxy server.

    I don’t see that this specific case has anything to do with user log files, which Anonymizer claims that it does not maintain, based upon my own email conversations with the company in which it said: “Anonymizer does not keep logs or monitor customer usage.”
     
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