Brass Horn Comms Tor Relay Cluster

Brass Horn Comms - Tor Relay Cluster

Providing UK Centric Tor Capacity to evade
Surveillance and Censorship

The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor's users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features.

Get Involved

You can run Tor as either a relay or a bridge. A bridge will usually see less traffic than a relay, and will only be the first hop in the three hop circuit.

Donate

Brass Horn Communications as well as Torservers, Noisetor, and Nos Oignons will turn your donation into Tor exit relays.

Why we need Tor

Using Tor protects you against a common form of Internet surveillance known as "traffic analysis." Traffic analysis can be used to infer who is talking to whom over a public network. Knowing the source and destination of your Internet traffic allows others to track your behavior and interests. This can impact your checkbook if, for example, an e-commerce site uses price discrimination based on your country or institution of origin. It can even threaten your job and physical safety by revealing who and where you are.

The Future of Tor

Providing a usable anonymizing network on the Internet today is an ongoing challenge. We want software that meets users' needs. We also want to keep the network up and running in a way that handles as many users as possible. Security and usability don't have to be at odds: As Tor's usability increases, it will attract more users, which will increase the possible sources and destinations of each communication, thus increasing security for everyone.

Fight Censorship

The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.