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Saturday, September 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Using Tor Because Others Don't Need to Know the Sick Shit You're Into

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Whether we're searching for freaky porn or diagnosing that weird growth that appeared after that night in Vegas we don't talk about, we all do things online we'd rather not have tied to us. Normally browsing the web means your ISP and several shady government agencies can see what you're looking at. On top of that, advertisement agencies are snooping on you so they can display targeted ads on your Facebook page the next time you login. These snoops could lead to future embarrassment or even blackmail.

Enter Tor, a network that allows you to browse for your sick shit anonymously. By bouncing your traffic between multiple nodes Tor prevents websites from identifying you. That means you won't see advertisements for STD cures on your Facebook page the next time you login. It also means that the government isn't going to threaten to tell the world about your freaky fetish in an attempt to employ you as an informant.

In this session you will download and install the Tor Browser Bundle (it's very easy), learn how to use it, and become acquainted with the wonderful world of hidden services (the underground of the Internet where the cool kids hangout).

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Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ursuline Hall