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[liberationtech] With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online | WIRED

Yosem Companys companys at
Mon Oct 13 09:20:45 PDT 2014

Today a group of privacy-focused developers plans to launch a Kickstarter
campaign for Anonabox. The $45 open-source router automatically directs all
data that connects to it by ethernet or Wifi through the Tor network,
hiding the user’s IP address and skirting censorship. It’s also small
enough to hide two in a pack of cigarettes. Anonabox’s tiny size means
users can carry the device with them anywhere, plugging it into an office
ethernet cable to do sensitive work or in a cybercafe in China to evade the
Great Firewall. The result, if Anonabox fulfills its security promises, is
that it could become significantly easier to anonymize all your traffic
with Tor—not just Web browsing, but email, instant messaging, filesharing
and all the other miscellaneous digital exhaust that your computer leaves
behind online.

“Now all your programs, no matter what you do on your computer, are routed
over the Tor network,” says August Germar, one of the independent IT
consultants who spent the last four years developing the Anonabox. He says
it was built with the intention of making Tor easier to use not just for
the software’s Western fans, but for those who really need it more
Internet-repressive regimes. “It was important to us that it be portable
and small—something you can easily conceal or even throw away if you have
to get rid of it.”
h/t @anahi_ayala
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