Whether you reside in a country where the Internet is censored or if you’re just seeking more secure way to browse the web there are a multitude of gadgets and tools available to choose from. Online privacy and anonymity has become a mainstream want and need for many users. As designers and developers scramble to meet the people’s privacy rights and demands the market space is becoming flooded with devices that are hoping to deliver.
The newest kid on the block is anonabox and it’s creating some media buzz for a couple different reasons. First, it’s designer and creator August Germar has made a simple, slick and easy to set-up piece of hardware that uses Tor routing to encrypt your Internet activity. Second, the anonabox’s recent Kickstarter project was suspended from the site amid allegations of fraud after it raised nearly $600,000 in less than a week.
Germar has updated the anonabox website to alert backers that the Kickstarter project is no longer active, but interested buyers can check back soon to purchase the anonabox once is becomes available. Depending on what you read or believe regarding anonabox it could be a super encryption solution or just a cheap piece of tech being pawned off as an open source plug-and-go solution.
In the meantime, anonabox looks like a tiny (about the size of two packs of cigarettes) portable box that has the potential anonymize all your web traffic from just about anywhere. You can bring it with you to the office, home or a cybercafé and connect it via Ethernet cable to bolster privacy protection.
To learn more about anonabox, including availability and media coverage, visit the website.
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