Crypto nerds have now firmly set their sights on libraries, with the ultimate goal of setting up Tor exit relays in as many of these ubiquitous public institutions as possible. As of now, only about 1,000 exit relays exist worldwide. If this plan is successful, it could vastly increase the scope and speed of the famed anonymizing network.
“We love this—we hope that more libraries and news outlets will start hosting Tor exit nodes,” Kate Krauss, a spokeswoman for the Tor Project, told Ars. “It’s a bold statement for free speech.”
The plan is being executed by the Library Freedom Project (LFP), a new group trying to get American libraries to incorporate more privacy tools into their everyday operations as a way to protect patrons from aggressive snooping. The group’s new campaign was announced earlier this week.
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