September 21, 2006

A Resistance Tool

Expect a rush to use tools like the Torpark web browser as thugs like this increasingly get their way:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has voiced support for data retention laws that would require ISPs to keep information about what consumers are doing on the Internet.
Unfortunately, Tor is not up to the task of handling much of a load at this time.

Related: A Leash That Tightens Slowly via Gjoblaag.

Posted by Steve on September 21, 2006

I just read about Tor today, downloaded it and gave it a whirl. I don't care for the appearance of the app, although I know firefox is flexible in that regard. It is a noticeably slower browser, though.

But I like the idea.

Posted by Doinkicarus at September 23, 2006 5:56 PM

Yes, a great idea!

I haven't used it for 6-8 months and when I did I had widely variable results. Sometimes reasonably fast, other time like the old days of the world wide wait.

As more servers come on line it should speed up.

Posted by Steve at September 24, 2006 12:00 AM

Even though Torpark is a portable application, there are many people who might be interested in trying it out who are not comfortable with a "no install" installation. Thus, I have created a Torpark installer and a step-by-step guide for using it.

If anyone is interested, the installer and guide are available from

Posted by Tim Fehlman at September 26, 2006 1:53 PM
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