Anonymous remailers and other so-called "Privacy-Enhancing Technologies" have been around for quite a while, but they are difficult to use, and are often limited in the extent or effectiveness in which they can pretect users' identities.
In this talk, I will discuss protocols for allowing anonymous and pseudonymous use of any IP-based service. These protocols can be leveraged to provide services such as anonymous web browsing, pseudonymous email and newsgroup posting, and private electonic payment systems, and are the basis for Zero-Knowledge Systems' Freedom product.
About the speaker:
Ian Goldberg is Chief Scientist and Head Cypherpunk of Zero-Knowledge Systems, a Montreal-based company producing privacy software for consumers. He is simultaneously completing his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where his research interests include privacy systems, cryptography, security, and electronic cash. In the past, he has been known to find security holes in Netscape's SSL implementation, to break cryptographic algorithms used in GSM cell phones, and to throw a lot of parties.
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