May 24, 2013
Open Doubts About the ‘Internet in a Box’
Posted on Jun 29, 2012
The open-source “FreedomBox” promises “turnkey” privacy, anonymity and security while surfing the Internet. But development problems may ensure it never escapes the feverish dreams of open Internet advocates.
Development has moved slowly. Free software champion Eben Moglen proposed the idea publicly in early 2010. No version exists yet for public use.
In a mailing, Nick Daly, one of the project’s main developers, announced a beta release of the technology for the year-end. He hopes the ambitious release date will inspire developers to rally to include all of the capabilities on the project’s wish list: a user-friendly package of encryption, anonymizing and filtering tools required to make private browsing and communication a reality for a public accustomed to the sleek experiences offered by professional products.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly
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