Dear friends of the Center,
For the past six months, I’ve been operating a TOR relay node on the Center’s behalf. Hosted at a freedom-friendly data center in the Netherlands, the relay is part of a global network dedicated to the idea that a free society requires freedom of information. Since last June we’ve continuously added nearly 10 Mbps of bandwidth to the network (statistics). And although we can’t know, by design, what’s passed through the relay, it’s entirely likely that it has facilitated communications by revolutionaries, agorists, whistleblowers, journalists working under censorious regimes and many more striving to advance the cause of liberty.
Operating the node does come at a cost. Though I take nothing for myself for its administration, the hosting costs C4SS just under €120 per quarter — and that bill is now coming due again on 12 January. In the past, we’ve funded this largely out of contributions from Center collaborators, plus a little fundraising of my own via Facebook and Twitter.
I would like to throw the funding of this important service open to our readership. To that end, the ChipIn to the right will allow you to send your contributions to my account, which I’ll then use to pay the hosting bill.
If you believe, as I do, that TOR is one of the technologies that’s serving to make both state and corporate oppression not only obsolete, but impossible, please click through a contribute a few bucks. And thanks in advance.