Outsmarting the Online Privacy Snoops

With the controversy over Internet privacy growing, more businesses are seeking to ease user concerns by offering new tools that enable anonymous searches and Web surfing.

"If you care about privacy online, you need to actively protect it," says Roger Dingledine, director of the Tor Project.

The Tor Project, a grassroots network of online volunteers, is backed in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Tor's free software lets you request and view Web pages without revealing the location of your computer to the site--information most sites collect from traditional browsing.

Meanwhile, Lance Cottrell, president and founder of Anonymizer, is developing a Chinese version of his commercial Anonymizer software. He says he will make the version of his software available to Chinese citizens who wish to conceal their Web whereabouts from government snoops and censors by the end of March.

"We see protecting privacy as a moral imperative," Cottrell says. Outsmarting the Online Privacy Snoops - Yahoo! News

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