Shady Software?

Carl Straumsheim, Ignatia Webs, Dec 10, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting article. A student group wants to set up on campus to explore digital rights and freedoms. Its work will include looking at and explaining things like Tor, a softwrae platform that preserves anonymity in online communications. But: "This is problematic for IT professionals at Iowa State University who are charged with monitoring activity on the university's network." The group would have to promise not to set up Tor nodes or free software which enables anonymity. The group wonders. "The admonition not to discuss or be involved with certain legal, ethical, and important free software projects was, we felt, misguided."

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