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Friday September 11, 2015

First Library To Support Anonymous Internet Browsing Effort Stops After DHS Email

The Department of Homeland Security and local police didn't like the idea of a library running a Tor exit relay.

In July, the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire, was the first library in the country to become part of the anonymous Web surfing service Tor. The library allowed Tor users around the world to bounce their Internet traffic through the library, thus masking users’ locations. Soon after state authorities received an email about it from an agent at the Department of Homeland Security.