Site Announcement: The Blog Has Tor

Intro

Just a quick post, if you've heard about the ICANN situation article here last week I decided to future proof my site by adding an onion address. It's not about paranoia so much as to evade any possibility of ever being censored. It is at the bottom of EVERY page, so feel free to copy and paste into the nearest Tor browser and have a go. I don't really intend for it to be used constantly, it's mostly a backup at this point. Use it if you need it, otherwise keep it for standby!

What Is Tor

Tor allows you to securely and anonymously browse the web. In a normal web browsing session you are directly connected to the system you access, but Tor uses a system of relays and endpoints to obscure you and the server from one another. Toss in a little encryption and it becomes impossible for someone to censor you, or even determine what you are doing. Freedom with a capital, "F".

How Do I Use It?

Most folks go to the Tor project and download the Tor browser for their computer. It will unzip to a folder, and you can run it right from there. It'll complain if there is a need to update it and that is about all you have to do. There are full instructions on the site!

Caveats

You have to use the "Tor Home" rather than the home in the menu or you get sent to the non-tor website. It's a limitation of my blog platform causing this, and it's not likely to change soon. Disqus will connect outside of your tor session with this server because the traffic goes elsewhere, nothing I can do about it.

Anyhow, enjoy!

SMF

This site is reachable at onion address: c3zntnysj3vbikke.onion.