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N.H. Public Library Reconsiders Support For Anonymous Internet Network Tor

A public library in New Hampshire is allowing the anonymous Internet browsing network Tor to use its servers. Tor relies on a layers of computers to hide the identity of its users. The Department of Homeland Security raised concerns about the decision because Tor can be used to hide illegal activity. But last night the library in Lebanon, N.H., decided the good outweighed the bad. Tor can also be used by people living in repressive regimes to communicate without government oversight.

N.H. Public Library Resumes Support Of 'Tor' Internet Anonymizer

Homeland Security had warned the library supporting Tor could allow criminals to move child pornography anonymously. The library voted to continue its support of Tor, saying any freedom brings risk.
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Relief Coming For I-66 Commutes As Virginia Sharpens Long-Term Tolling Plans

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Appeals Court Rules Youtube Video Of Baby Dancing To Prince Was Fair Use

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#Cashtag: Twitter To Allow Direct Campaign Contributions

The announcement is welcome news for political campaigns, which all want to make it as seamless as possible for supporters to turn over their money and personal information.

Engineers Create A Titanium Rib Cage Worthy Of Wolverine

Doctors say it's the first time a titanium sternum and set of ribs have been made with a 3-D printer. The custom-made device has already been implanted in the chest of a cancer patient in Spain.

Amazon's Bezos Plans To Build, Launch Rockets From Florida

In announcing a new expansion of commercial efforts to launch earthlings into space, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the launch pads at Cape Canaveral have been dormant for too long.

When Cyber Fraud Hits Businesses, Banks May Not Offer Protection

Cyberthieves steal hundreds of millions of dollars a year from the bank accounts of U.S. businesses. Many business owners are surprised to find out their bank is not obliged to make them whole.