* Want the privacy advantages of TOR, but don’t want to install TOR on your computer?
* Want the privacy advantages of TOR, but can’t install it on your computer or mobile device?
* Want your friends, family, and guests to be able to easily anonymize — even if they aren’t geeks?
* Want anonymity you can take wherever you go?
That’s what Onion Pi is for. Sez its creator:
Using it is easy-as-pie. First, plug the Ethernet cable into any Internet provider in your home, work, hotel or conference/event. Next, power up the Pi with the micro USB cable to your laptop or to the wall adapter. The Pi will boot up and create a new secure wireless access point called Onion Pi. Connecting to that access point will automatically route any web browsing from your computer through the anonymizing Tor network.
Sounds easy? Probably is — after you build the Onion Pi device for yourself (from kits that are currently out of stock at that link). Uh oh. That’s quite a big catch.
Reader Scott who earlier turned Mark/Greylocke’s DIY Preparedness Thumb Drive Project into a turnkey device is interested in producing plug-and-play ready Onion Pi devices and thinks he may be able to sell them for $100 or so.
No financial interest on my part. But because he did such a great job on the thumb drives, because I know he can use both the money and the work, and because it seems like a good idea, I told him I’d put out a query.
Ready-made Onion Pi gadgets aren’t available yet. If they were, and cost in the $100 range, would you be interested? And do you believe others might be (e.g. your non-techie mom and dad who might use such a device if you showed them how)?
Scott said he’d monitor comments and do his best to respond to any questions, critiques, suggestions, etc. So have at it, please.