HTTPS Everywhere: Another Way to Surf Anonymously With Tor

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 18, 2010

There are countless reasons why many people around the globe want to be able to use the web and messaging systems anonymously. In many parts of the world, opressive government regulations threaten free speech, and worse, which has produced an extensive list of technologies that people around the world use to beat the Internet censors. Among these, Tor, from the Tor Project, is one of the most powerful and flexible open source solutions for online anonymity. As Slashdot notes, you can use the Firefox extension HTTPS Everywhere to take advantage of the power of Tor very easily.

HTTPS Everywhere is being released as a a beta jointly by the Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which gives it a fair amount of clout. The EFF has issued a statement about the Firefox extension:

"This Firefox extension was inspired by the launch of Google's encrypted search option. We wanted a way to ensure that every search our browsers sent was encrypted. At the same time, we were also able to encrypt most or all of the browser's communications with some other sites."

In addition to HTTPS Everywhere, if you have an Android phone, you can also browse anonymously with Tor. Kudos to the Tor Project and the EFF for taking the headache out of encrypted browsing for Firefox users all over the globe.