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[PLUG] [plug-announce] Wednesday, September 4, 2013: PLUG Central - Tor and Internet Security with Roger Dingledine (7pm at USP, Griffith Hall)

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PLEASE NOTE: PLUG Central is back in our usual USP meeting place in
Griffith Hall. The meeting is typically in room "C" or room "A"...look
for the signs on the door.

Directions to USP are on the PLUG website:


This month, PLUG welcomes back core Tor Project member Roger Dingledine.

Roger Dingledine is Project Leader, Director and Research with the Tor
Project. He is one of the original developers of Tor, along with Nick
Mathewson and Paul Syverson. A leading research in the field of anonymous
communications, he is also a frequent speaker at conferences as an 
advocate and evangelist for Tor, and help coordinate the Tor Project's
work with academic researchers.

Roger's plan is come with a short list of topic to discuss (including
Tor, of course) and expects that the conversation will range into talking
about the NSA, botnets, the FBA, browser vulnerabilities, and other
Internet security issues.

Don't miss this one!

  Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a
  third-generation onion routing project of the U.S. Naval Research
  Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for
  the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is
  used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the
  military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many

  Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to
  improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables
  software developers to create new communication tools with built-in
  privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications
  that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public
  networks without compromising their privacy. 

  Using Tor protects you against a common form of Internet surveillance
  known as "traffic analysis." Traffic analysis can be used to infer who is
  talking to whom over a public network. Knowing the source and destination
  of your Internet traffic allows others to track your behavior and

  Tor also makes it possible for users to hide their locations while
  offering various kinds of services, such as web publishing or an instant
  messaging server. Using Tor "rendezvous points," other Tor users can
  connect to these hidden services, each without knowing the other's
  network identity. This hidden service functionality could allow Tor users
  to set up a website where people publish material without worrying about

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
Griffith Hall (Room "C" or "A", look for the signs)
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

USP is located in University City.Driving directions are
available at, or, 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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