Continued development of the anonymity network Tor2016-02-16
The Tor network is used by hundreds of thousands of people who want anonymous access to the internet to avoid censorship. Computer Science at Karlstad University is again the recipient of funding for its research on the anonymity network from the Internet Fund.
”The right to be anonymous on the net is an important issue for people all over the world, not least for human rights watchers, whistle blowers and journalists. That’s why it is important to support the reserach on the Tor network at Karlstad University”, says Pernilla Rydmark, manager of the Internet Fund.
The project ”HOT” (acronym for the Swedish title ”Hoppet till Tor”) centres on the issue of how the Tor network can be protected against network accessibility as well user surveillance.
”The aim of the project is systematically to evaluate and tailor the existing protections of Tor, which protect against accessibility censorship and against internet providers’ surveillance of the users’ internet behaviour, for example”, Tobias Pulls, postdoctoral research fellow of Computer Science at Karlstad University.
Other participants in the project are Professor Stefan Lindskog, Karlstad University and Philipp Winter, postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University.