Seattle WA (OPENPRESS) May 23, 2012 - SEATTLE - "An Introduction to Tor" is a free course available on Udemy.com about Tor, the anonymizing network. Learn how Tor protects your privacy online and helps evade net censorship. This Udemy course is a clear and concise introduction to Tor and its benefits: www.udemy.com/an-introduction-to-tor/
Tor, The Onion Router, is a popular way to obscure your IP address while surfing and avoid attempts to monitor and censor your web traffic. Dissents, activists, law enforcement, whistleblowers, and many others all depend on Tor to protect them online. Most use Tor as an add-on to the popular Mozilla Firefox browser.
"Thousands of people around the world depend on Tor every day. Many have little idea how Tor works let alone what its strengths and weaknesses are. I believe the more people know about Tor, the more they'll use it and the safer they'll be." says Jerry Whiting, course instructor. "The more people use Tor, the stronger Tor is for all of us."
Jerry Whiting is President & CEO of Azalea Software, Inc. and publishes JetCityOrange, a tech-oriented web site. He has run Tor servers for 5+ years that help people around the world use the internet without government interference. Jerry gave a talk to several interested techie pals, videotaped it, and is now offering it as a free course through Udemy.com. The core lecture is 41 minutes long and covers what Tor does and doesn't do, provides an overview of the Tor network's topology, and discusses how to help grow the Tor network. More information about Tor is available on JetCityOrange.com/tor/
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Tor is an open source project administered by the Tor Project torproject.org and is available for Windows, OS X, Linux/UNIX and mobile phones.