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Running Tor On Your TV 80

Posted by timothy
from the blender-seems-the-obvious-choice dept.
jaromil writes "TorTV is an early effort to embed Tor in household computing: run it on your TV at home. So far only WDTV installed with the homebrew WDLXTV firmware is supported. What other platforms do you think are viable for it?"
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Running Tor On Your TV

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  • Re:Huh? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by wiedzmin (1269816) on Thursday December 15, 2011 @07:38PM (#38391108)
    I guess so you can host an always-on exit node, without having to keep your laptop on? Can this do exit nodes?
  • Speaking of WDTV... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by LanMan04 (790429) on Thursday December 15, 2011 @07:47PM (#38391214)

    I just grabbed the newest version, the WDTV Live Streaming Server "Gen 3", which is essentially the "Hub" product without the internal hard drive.

    Will WDXLTV be available for this model ever? If so, do I really care? It plays *everything* I throw at it...so what else does XL do, other than being a torrent/usenet client?

  • I don't know... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by TubeSteak (669689) on Thursday December 15, 2011 @08:51PM (#38391992) Journal

    As a result of inexperienced police departments, running a TOR exit node can have some serious consequences.
    So the idea of ubiquitous TOR is great, but in practice I'm be leary of endorsing having TOR enabled [everything].
    For now, it should remain the domain of experienced users who are running TOR with their eyes open.

    You can say it's a chicken or egg kind of situation, but I don't want my family to be one of the eggs that gets broken because of the content coming out of their TOR exit node.

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