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Fwd: [plug-announce] February 3, 2010: "Tor: Anonymous Communications for the Dept of Defense...and you." presented by Tor project leader Roger Dingledine

There probably won't be any perl in this talk, but I know that some
folks on the list are interested in security issues and might like to
hear about Tor straight from Roger.


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Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:12:09 -0500
From: Elizabeth Krumbach <lyz@princessleia.com>
To: plug-announce@phillylinux.org
Subject: [PLUG] [plug-announce] February 3, 2010: "Tor: Anonymous
	Communications for the Dept of Defense...and you." presented by Tor project
	leader Roger Dingledine

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  |___| |_____. |   The Philadelphia Area Linux Users Group        | ._. | | |
  .___|_|_| |_| |   (PLUG) cordially invites you to our next   .___| |_|_|_| |
  | ._____| |___|    meeting, Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010    | ._| |_______|
  | | | |_| |         at The University of the Sciences in     | |_|_|_| |___.
  | | |_____|              Philadelphia, Pennsylvania          |_______| |_. |
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  This month we are happy to welcome Roger Dingledine to PLUG for his talk
  "Tor: Anonymous Communications for the Dept of Defense...and you."

  What do the Department of Defense and the Electronic Frontier
  Foundation have in common? They have both funded the development of Tor
  (torproject.org), a free-software anonymizing network that helps people
  around the world use the Internet in safety. Tor's 1600 volunteer
  servers carry traffic for several hundred thousand users including
  ordinary citizens who want protection from identity theft and prying
  corporations, corporations who want to look at a competitor's website
  in private, bloggers and activists around the world, and soldiers and
  aid workers in the Middle East who need to contact their home servers
  without fear of physical harm.

  He will give an overview of the Tor architecture, and talk about why you'd
  want to use it, what security it provides, and policy and legal issues.
  Then we can open it up for discussion about open research questions, wider
  social implications, and other topics the audience wants to consider.

  Roger Dingledine is project leader for The Tor Project, a US non-profit
  working on anonymity research and development for such diverse
  organizations as the US Navy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and
  Voice of America. In addition to all the hats he wears for Tor, Roger
  organizes academic conferences on security and anonymity, speaks at
  such events as Blackhat, Defcon, Toorcon, CCC congresses, and Hacking at
  Random, and also does tutorials on anonymity for national and foreign law
  enforcement. Roger was honored in 2006 as one of the top 35 innovators
  under the age of 35 by Technology Review magazine.

  The meeting will take place from 7-9pm at:

          University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
          Griffith Hall C
          600 South 43rd Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

  USP is located in University City.  Driving directions are
  available at <http://www.phillylinux.org/locations/usp.html>, or
  <http://www.usip.edu/directions/>, both of which have an aerial
  view of the campus buildings.  USP is also easily accessible by
  public transportation.

  There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to
  the main presentation at 8PM.  This is an open meeting; all are
  welcome, and encouraged to attend.

  Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a
  nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two.  Come join
  the camaraderie!
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