Tor Project gets $ 200,000 in fundraising with

Jan

23

2016

The Tor Project has more than $ 200,000 managed to catch up with his first crowdfunding action. The organization wanted to be less dependent on funds from public authorities, which the government of the United States took the lion’s share accounted for.

Beetle In total raked the organization 205 874 dollars inside, at the time of writing approximately 190,000 euro, from 5265 donations in six weeks. It is still possible to donate to the Tor Project, but the six-week campaign is over.

Tor, which stands for The Onion Router, is a network which is based on a technique that onion routing is mentioned. The system was in the middle of the nineties of the twentieth century, developed by the United States Naval Research Laboratory. Through the Tor-network is passed though the TCP traffic from users through different Tor-routers, after which it is practically for the receiver is no longer possible to determine who was the original sender.

Recently added Facebook for instance still allow the option to run from its own Android app all traffic through the Tor network. The advantage of this is that, if there is no so-called exit node is needed, the traffic remains within the Tor-network and the likelihood of being discovered where the user is located, remains virtually nil.

Tor was recently announced that the budget for several years at around $ 2.5 million per annum. Therefore servers are maintained and kept some twenty permanent employees. Volunteers do most of the work. In 2014 was about 75 percent of the grants from the US government. Thus, the crowdfunding campaign seems to be most useful to increase its visibility.

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