Firefox variant lets users surf without a trace


Every few minutes, the Torpark browser causes a computer's Internet Protocol address to appear to change. IP addresses are numeric identifier given to computers on the Internet. The number can be used along with other data to track down a user, and many Web sites keep track of IP addresses.

Torpark's creators, a group of computer security gurus and privacy experts named Hactivismo, said they want to expand privacy rights on the Internet as new technologies increasingly collect online data.

The browser is free to download and is a modified version of Portable Firefox, an optimized version of the browser that can be run off a Universal Serial Bus memory stick on a computer. Firefox variant lets users surf without a trace

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 20th September 2006 11:45PM