Monday, 9 February 2015

Organization Wants Gate And DuckDuckGo On Library Computers

Libraries are ideal places to promote privacy and anonymity and would therefore privacy tools like Tor Browser, DuckDuckGo, Tails and HTTPS Everywhere must be installed on library computers. This is suggested by the Library Freedom Project , a US organization that focuses on American libraries, but also helps libraries in other countries with this issue.

The Library Freedom Project also helps libraries with giving privacy-oriented computer classes. During the technical part, the aforementioned tools discussed. The library staff will explain how they Tor relays can be set and the standard library website over HTTPS can run. "Librarians are a professional group that have always been important privacy, but the development of mass surveillance has overtaken their technical capabilities," says Alison Macrina, founder of the Library Freedom Project.

According Macrina she learned librarians thanks to the tools of the Tor community to spread the use of anti-surveillance tools to the public. After being trained librarians begin their own lessons. "These lessons make a real difference in the lives of ordinary people who seek practical ways to get their digital privacy," said Macrina. She notes that the feedback from the ordinary Internet users the Tor Project may in turn help to increase the usability of Tor Browser and other tools.

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