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

Travis Biehn tbiehn at
Mon Oct 13 11:02:55 PDT 2014


Interested in update mechanisms, interdiction resilience, trusted boot, web
/ other interfaces.

These devices just change and expand your threat surface.

On Oct 13, 2014 12:21 PM, "Yosem Companys" <companys at> wrote:

> 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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