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Re: Anonymous Blogging

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 06:55:06PM +0800, RMS wrote:

> I am a political blogger in a sensitive country and I would like to
> try out TOR to make my blogging anonymous, as recommended by Reporter
> Without Borders (RSF) in their handbook. I understand that with TOR,
> there is little chance of the government tracing my original IP
> address when blogging. However, I have reasons to believe that my
> Internet connection is under constant surveillance and since my
> "blogging" from my PC to blogger.com is sent in clear text, what would
> TOR help me in this case? Is RSF assuming that the government has no
> access to its citizen's connection?

When using Tor, there will be an encrypted connection from your computer
to a Tor entry node. Then the connection will bounce (still encrypted)
to a Tor middle node, and then (still encrypted) to a Tor exit node.
Only between the Tor exit node and blogger.com will the connection be

Anyone watching your internet connection will not be able to see which
websites you are accessing (or even whether you are accessing a
website), nor what you are communicating over your Tor-encrypted link.

Dave Page <grimoire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jabber: grimoire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx