The Rustacean Station Podcast

Tor with Nick Mathewson

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2022 16:30:00 +0000

Allen Wyma talks with Nick Mathewson, one of the creators of Tor Project. Tor is free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication.

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  • [@0:39] - Nick’s Bio & Tor Project Introduction
  • [@2:33] - Deeper dive into Tor
  • [@8:07] - Advantage of Rust over C when trying to bring stronger privacy to internet.
  • [@21:44] - The History of Tor
  • [@26:02] - How does Tor stay in business despite being a free service?
  • [@28:11] - What is Onion Routing and how does it work at a high level?
  • [@38:54] - The Tor Browser
  • [@42:14] - Advise on how to maintain anonymity online
  • [@55:17] - Rust vs other languages
  • [@1:03:54] - Tips & tricks for people who are starting off in Rust
  • [@1:06:00] - Parting thoughts

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Intro Theme: Aerocity

Audio Editing: Plangora

Hosting Infrastructure: Jon Gjengset

Show Notes: Plangora

Hosts: Allen Wyma