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15 APRIL 2010

Tor: improving privacy and security through virtual tunnels

"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.

Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor's hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.

Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. Non–governmental organizations (NGOs) use Tor to allow their workers to connect to their home website while they're in a foreign country, without notifying everybody nearby that they're working with that organization.

Groups such as Indymedia recommend Tor for safeguarding their members' online privacy and security. Activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recommend Tor as a mechanism for maintaining civil liberties online."

(The Tor Project, Inc.)

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activismanonymityanonymouscivil libertiescommunicationdissidentsEFFElectronic Frontier Foundation • Indymedia • InternetnetworkNGOnode • Non-Governmental Organisation • onlineprivacysecurityserver • socially sensitive communication • Tortracking • virtual tunnel • volunteer • VPN • whistleblower

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
10 OCTOBER 2009

MarkMail: list server search engine

"MarkMail is a free service demonstrating the capabilities and power of MarkLogic Server using email as a content source. Each email is stored as an XML document, and accessed using XQuery. All searches, faceted navigation, analytic calculations, and HTML page renderings are performed on a single MarkLogic Server machine running against millions of messages. This community–focused searchable message archive can be accessed at: markmail.org"

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1992emailmailmailing list • Mark Logic • MarkMail • searchserverXML • XQuery

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
18 FEBRUARY 2004

Diller + Scofidio: Refresh Webcam Project

Sara Tucker
Diller + Scofidio have taken office webcams as their point of departure, with the intention of examining the role of live video technologies on everyday life. A webcam is a camera that takes pictures at set intervals, that can range from 15 times per second to once per hour, then instantly transmits the images to a web server, where the image becomes simultaneously available to anyone on the web. At present, thousands of webcams exist, broadcasting live pictures of fish tanks, traffic conditions, vending machines, private bedrooms, offices...For each of the dozen sites located in the US, Europe and Australia that Diller + Scofidio selected for this project, they have constructed fictional narratives using text and fabricated images. For every site there is a grid of twelve images, one of which is live and refreshes when clicked; the other eleven have been constructed for this project with the aid of hired actors and Photoshop. None of the people from the actual location appear in the fabricated images; however, the juxtaposition of the live and the fictional establishes a provocative correspondence. The stories, which range in time from a single day to several seasons, concentrate on subtle changes in behavior as a consequence of the acknowledged presence of the camera in the office: a gradual shift in dress style, the activities of an after–hours cleaning crew, a ritual of stacking paper, one person's discreet and incessant ordering of take out food, and a potential office romance unfolding by the water cooler. There is nothing shocking or dramatic, rather, everyday conventions are slightly modified, either to perform for or to hide from the camera.

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architectural conjecturebroadcastDiller + Scofidiofictional • interval • livenarrativeserversite • transmit • videowebcam
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