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UK ISP Tests SIM Card That Forces All of Your Mobile Data Through Tor

This sounds like a great idea except, perhaps, that sending data through Tor is always slower than normal connections on the Internet. Tor is a highly-secure method of connecting to web sites.

One UK grassroots internet service provider is currently testing a data only SIM card that blocks any non-Tor traffic from leaving the phone at all, potentially providing a more robust way to use Tor while on the go.

“This is about sticking a middle finger up to mobile filtering, mass surveillance,” Gareth Llewelyn, founder of Brass Horn Communications, told Motherboard in an online chat. Brass Horn is a non-profit internet service provider with a focus on privacy and anti-surveillance services.

Details may be found in an article by Joseph Cox in the Motherboard web site at:

Categories: Cell Phones, Online Privacy & Security

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