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anonabox : a Tor hardware router

A project in Chico, CA by August Germar

Cancelled by Kickstarter

The anonabox is an open source embedded networking device designed specifically to run Tor. It's 100% Open Source.
Backers: 8928
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $585,549 of $7,500
Dates: Oct 12th -> Nov 11th (31 days)
Project By: August Germar
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Latest News

Why does the “WEMAGIN: INTERNET PRIVACY GADGET” look like snake-oil?

November 13th - via:
When Anonabox appeared on the crowd funding scene last month, a lot of information security professionals and privacy advocates were rightly annoyed by the dishonest claims made by the creators. Many of us spent quite a while raising questions and promoting concerns on various forms of media, until thankfully Kickstarter suspended the project. We don’t actually know what the final trigger was, but we do know that a concerted effort by a focused group can stop crowd funding projects in their tracks. (Read More)

Canceled Kickstarter project Anonabox resurfaces on Indiegogo

November 11th - via:
The controversial Internet router that's supposed to make your online activity anonymous is back from the dead. (Read More)

Kickstarter Shuts Down Second Tor Router Crowdfunding Project in One Week

October 28th - via:
Global crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, shut down another tor router project, by the name of TorFi, just a few days after nixing the almost successful, (Read More)

Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely

October 24th - via:
Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of hardware promising internet “anonymity” or “invisibility." And as with any panacea in a box, the quicker the fix, the more doubt it deserves. (Read More)

Cashbox controversy

October 23rd - via:
CHICO, CA - In less than a week, a Chico entrepreneur raised, and subsequently lost, a fortune in seed money pledged by investors through an Internet crowdfunding effort. (Read More)

Just a quickie

October 16th - via:
Hey everyone! I just wanted to address a couple questions about the configuration files in the current version of the code and what I'm expecting the final version to be. Having ssh running for example is unnecessary in the version people will be... (Read More)

Catching Up

October 16th - via:
Ladies and Gentlemen this is your captain speaking, just wanted to let you know a few quick things. The first is that we have John and Mike helping with responses to messages and we expect to be fully caught up by this evening so we can concentrate... (Read More)

Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash

October 16th - via:
The Tor-enabled router project known as Anonabox successfully tapped into thousands of Internet users' desire for simpler privacy tech. Unfortunately, it wasn't ready for the scrutiny that success brought with it. (Read More)

All Systems Go!

October 15th - via:
Good morning, good evening wherever you may be this is August with a quick update. I have seen that a few people think we should mention OpenWrt more, and that we use it as the OS for the anonabox. We made sure it was in the images and website, but... (Read More)

[FORUM POST] Hi I'm August Germar, a developer for the anonabox. AMA!

October 15th - via:
Hi everyone, this is August Germar, the anonabox Kickstarter developer. I had a good time doing the AMA on the /tor section of Reddit the other night, and now I am flattered to see someone has made a whole new reddit section just for this. I'm so amazed to see the outpouring of interest in this project! When it started I was only expecting a handful of people, mainly developers who wanted to work on this with me, turns out, a lot of people just want the device! I'll be here for a while (at least until the coffee runs out) while I am catching up on responses to messages in Kickstarter and updating the FAQ. (Read More)

First Stretch Goal!

October 14th - via:
Greetings everyone! This is August again, I'm so excited to announce I just got confirmation from the rest of the team the first stretch goal for the project! The default configuration for the device is for access to the Tor network only, but all... (Read More)


October 14th - via:
It all happening! The final steps of building a message board for developers and users are in motion and we expect to have it up by the end of today so we can all together start adding features and configurations to the code. We have had so much... (Read More)

48 Hours in

October 14th - via:
Hello everyone! It is so great to know so many people share our interest in this project! When the project was launched we had no way of knowing it would reach its funding goal and here we are 48 hours later with an amazing show of support. Its hard... (Read More)

Wow 1000% funded! Thank you Everyone so much!

October 13th - via:
Thank you everyone we are so happy to know so many people besides us share an interest in this project! We are getting lots of messages so please be patient while we are responding. We are getting lots of interest from folks interested in development... (Read More)

Looks like we made it x 10

October 13th - via:
Sorry I didn't realize I forgot to click publish on the last update, it should have gone up hours ago. We are so excited to have so many people interested in coming along for this voyage with us! Please be patient, we are trying to keep up in an... (Read More)

Early Bird Specials All Gone

October 13th - via:
Thank you everyone who has backed us so far! We are so excited to know there are other people who have an interest in this project! Welcome aboard!  (Read More)

Clear for Takeoff!

October 12th - via:
Looks like the Kicker's live!   (Read More)

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