Anonymous Browsing at the Library

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Justintime123, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Justintime123

    Justintime123 Registered Member

    Jun 15, 2013
    Anonymous Browsing at the Library
    "A rural New Hampshire library decided to install Tor on their computers and allow anonymous Internet browsing. The Department of Homeland pressured them to stop:

    A special agent in a Boston DHS office forwarded the article to the New Hampshire police, who forwarded it to a sergeant at the Lebanon Police Department.

    DHS spokesman Shawn Neudauer said the agent was simply providing "visibility/situational awareness," and did not have any direct contact with the Lebanon police or library. "The use of a Tor browser is not, in [or] of itself, illegal and there are legitimate purposes for its use," Neudauer said, "However, the protections that Tor offers can be attractive to criminal enterprises or actors and HSI [Homeland Security Investigations] will continue to pursue those individuals who seek to use the anonymizing technology to further their illicit activity." More:

  2. driekus

    driekus Registered Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Admirable stance