Tor Cloud Project closes its doors | ZDNet

The Tor Cloud Project is closing down to prevent catastrophic vulnerabilities from impacting the security of Tor network users.

Tor, well-known for its onion router network which uses relays to help users maintain anonymity online — as well as access to the Dark Web — also created the smaller Cloud Project, which allows users the same anonymity in return for donating bandwidth.

Less complex than setting up a standard Tor access point, the project allowed users to create “bridge” nodes in Amazon’s EC2 cloud to connect to the Tor network — contributing a small portion of the bandwidth necessary to keep the network alive.

Source: Tor Cloud Project closes its doors | ZDNet