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Anonymous Blogging with WordPress & Tor Updated!

Categories: Advocacy

I’m pleased to announce that the third update to the Anonymous Blogging guide with WordPress & Tor [1] is now available online! An early draft of this guide was written by Ethan Zuckerman on April 13, 2005 and updated on October 1, 2006. On August 8, 2007 Global Voices Advocacy published an updated HTML version of the guide, along with a downloadable PDF file.

The guide outlines several methods of protecting one’s identity in order to avoid retaliation and can considerably reduce the risks that a blogger’s identity will be linked to his or her online writings through technical means.

In order to provide you with the most up to date information on how to blog anonymously, the guide has been updated once again so that all the tips are compatible with Tor’s recent updates [2].

This update introduces the Tor Browser Bundle [3], an open source version of a portable browser developed by Tor Project, that lets you use Tor with zero install. Tor Browser is a great pre-configured Tor bundle with self contained Mozilla Firefox browser for USB drives or any other portable media (SD Card, Hard Drives, Compact Flash Card).

If you’re going to pursue your blogging activities primarily from shared computers (like cybercafe computers) or if you’re unable to install software on a computer, please follow the steps on how to run Tor Browser Bundle without needing to install any software.

The update includes tips on how to acquire the Tor bundle if your internet connection blocks access to the Tor website. It also includes tips on what to do if you encounter problems connecting to the Tor network.

Please link to it, download [4] it and help disseminate this important information. Feel free as well to help us translating the guide into your own language.

For further information please contact us at: advocacy [ at ] globalvoicesonline [ dot ] org